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Sabile
Sabile lives in the Ashkali community in Kosovo. She is married and has four children between the ages of three and eleven years old. Three of the children currently attend school. Her husband works in construction. Like all members of the Ashkali community, her family lives in unacceptable conditions.

They are in urgent need of renovating her house, before the quickly approaching winter season, as it well known that winters in Kosovo are very cold. Sabile needs a loan in order to buy gravel and cement and to put the facade on her house. She hopes in the near future to change the main door of her house as well.

Her goal is to improve the living conditions for her family. She is very happy for this opportunity and wants to thank 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
  • 3
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,742,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Sabile to buy gravel and cement and to put the facade on her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2012
Listed
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014