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Blerta
Blerta is twenty-six years old and married. She is a mother of two boys ages two and five years old. Blerta's family lives in very bad conditions in a minority community of Kosovo. She is a house-wife and her husband performs at weddings during the summer, however in this season he doesn’t work.
They also receive social pension which is a very small amount. Despite the poor conditions that her family lives in, Blerta is always smiling and in a good mood. Now she is requesting a loan in order to improve the living conditions for her family members. She hopes in the future to find a job and have financial security and offer a better education for her children. She is very grateful 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 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
  • $1,748,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Blerta to renovate her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2012
Listed
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013