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Naxhije is married and has two children. She lives in the Ashklai community in Kosovo. Like in the Roma community, the residents of the Ashkali community live in unacceptable conditions. At this time Naxhije lives in an old house, which needs two rooms and the toilet fixed.

Naxhije works with her husband reselling old/used shoes that they purchase in a local market. She is requesting a loan in order to fix the rooms and toilet. This loan will help the family to improve their living conditions including sanitary needs.

Naxhije hopes in the future to work more and increase the profit from her business. Her goal is to save money for her children’s education.

Naxhije appreciates Kiva support very much!

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

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,830,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Naxhije to repair two rooms and fix the toilet.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013