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Avdush is twenty-three years old. He is living in a southern part of Kosovo in the Ashkali community. He is married and has three children between the ages of three and eight years old. Two of the children attend school currently.

Avdush works as a lumberjack, cutting wood. He provides woodcutting services to those in his community in order to provide heat during the cold weather. He had originally started working together with his uncle; however he has now managed to work by himself. As a result of separating from his uncle, Aydush needs a loan in order to purchase a saw for himself. Through his work he helps his family and gives them everything they need. He is requesting a loan to buy a woodcutting machine.

This loan will help to improve his business dramatically and, with the winter months and cold approaching, he will have a higher amount of demands and increase in the need for his services, therefore raising the income for his family. Aydush hopes to generate more income and secure a better life and education for his children. He appreciate all Kiva lenders!

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan will support the economic aspirations of minority people in Kosovo. Roma people and ethnic Serbians have historically faced a tremendous amount of hardship in Kosovo, and are still socioeconomically and politically vulnerable. During the 1998-1999 war, the fighting displaced 250,000 people. Among those displaced were an estimated 80-90% of the region’s Roma population. Today, Roma and ethnic Serbians living in Kosovo still face discrimination and are excluded from many aspects of society, including fair political representation and high rates of unemployment. By supporting this loan you are helping provide opportunity to marginalized populations.

About KosInvest

KosInvest is a micro-enterprise development organization that provides loans to help people in rural Kosovo generate more income and improve their living conditions. It offers a wide range of loan products, from loans tailored to micro and small enterprises to loans designed to help women-headed households.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,948,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,950 helped Avdush to buy a woodcutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013