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Igball is sixty years old. She is married and the mother of six children, three boys and three girls. She lives in a southern part of Kosovo. Igball has been a seamstress for many years and has been running her own business for just as long. She is very professional, and she is always busy with a lot of orders. As a result of having so many years of experience in her profession, she has lots of customers who are very happy with her. In addition to her business, her son sells clothing and other items she makes, in a market. She mainly serves customers in her area, but she also has customers from different cities in Kosovo.

Igball is requesting a loan in order to buy materials for her work. The loan will help her to get more customers, because she can provide more and better selections for her customers. She hope in the future to continue working in her business. Her goal is to save money for the future. She wants to thank all Kiva lenders!

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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
  • 5
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,828,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Igball to buy materials for her work as a seamstress.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015