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Bellkize
Bellkize is twenty-eight years old. She is married, has three girls and lives in the Roma community along with her husband's brother. Her husband works as a cleaner, and he is the main source of their income. Her oldest daughter suffers from a serious disease, which they worry about in regards to her health and treatment. Recently, her husband’s brother married, and they moved into another room in the same house, which is incomplete and in need of renovation.

Bellkize is requesting a loan to renovate the room and improve their living conditions, which are in urgent need of improvement. Bellkize hopes to one day have her own home and to secure a better life for her children. She is very grateful to all Kiva lenders for this support.

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
  • 1
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,785,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Bellkize to renovate her room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 29, 2012
Listed
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014