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Miljana lives in Kosovo in a Roma community with her five children, who range in age from one to nine years old. Three of them currently attend school. Miljana is divorced and earns a living by producing handicrafts which she sells. Her work is very unique, which allows her to earn a lot of money. She also works from her home, which allows her to care for her children and keep expenses down. She needs a loan to buy materials for her work. The loan will improve her working conditions and allow her to generate more income. In the future she hopes to improve her family's life and provide the best education for her children. She is very thankful to all Kiva lenders for their support.

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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
  • 8
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,800,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Miljana to buy materials for a handicraft business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014