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Hysen
Hysen is from Kosovo and lives in the Roma community. He is married and has seven children between the ages of one and thirteen years old. Because he doesn’t have enough money, he is unable to afford to send his children to school. Hysen works in manual labor as a helper. When people need to carry things, they hire and pay him to do it, which serves as the main income for his family.

Currently they live in an old house and they need a repair for his old toilet. Hysen is requesting a loan in order to renovate his toilet. The loan will help him to improve the living conditions for his family.

His goal is to find a regular, stable job and secure money for his children to go to school. He appreciates 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kosovo

  • $6,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,751,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Hysen to renovate his toilet.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 9, 2012
Listed
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013