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Kenan is 25-years-old, married and has two children. His oldest child is five and the youngest is three years old. He lives in the Roma community in Kosovo.

Kenan works as a taxi driver. He has been in business for five years and his business and client base are growing steadily. He has developed a good reputation in the community. Recently his vehicle broke down and Kenan was unable to work and generate income for his family. He is requesting a loan to pay for the repair costs and new tires. This loan will help him to be able to continue with his business and hopefully expand into new lines of transportation in Kosovo. He is planning to continue to work hard to improve and expand his business.

Kenan thanks all Kiva lenders for this opportunity!

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 Kenan to pay for repair costs and new tires.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014