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Jelena lives in southern part of Kosovo in minority community. She is married and has one, one-year-old child. Her husband doesn’t work. Jelena is a hardworking woman who helps her family to improve their life. She loves her child very much and he is her reason to keep going. Jelena is an enthusiastic and hardworking person, who puts all her effort in her business. To earn for living she has started her business of a food shop for the last three years.

She sells different food stuffs for her local customers. For the first time Jelena is requesting a loan to buy an inventory rack for her business. She is expecting that the loan assistance will help her to meet her business needs.
In the future she hopes to expand her business.
Her goal is to save money for her family’s future.

She is very happy to have this support and she wants to thank 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
  • 17
    View loans »
    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,938,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,950 helped Jelena to buy an inventory rack for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014