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Ivica is part of a vulnerable population. He is married and has two children, ages seven and ten. Ivica makes a living by selling fast food such as sandwiches, kebabs, etc. He is a hardworking man and started his business three years ago. The location is near the school and his customers are mostly students. Ivica is a charismatic and hardworking man who makes delicious food.

His menu focuses on light and fast meals, and he makes a good income since he always has customers. He is requesting this loan to buy inventory, including tables and chairs, for his food stand. Through this business he hopes to offer a better quality of life to his family. His goal is to save money for the future and secure a better education for his children. Ivica is very thankful to 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
  • 10
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    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 $1,925 helped Ivica to buy tables and chairs for his food stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013