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Mevlide, 32 years old, is married and has two children, ages five and nine years old. One of them goes to school. They live in the southern part of Kosovo in a vulnerable community. Mevlide is a housewife, and her husband is a master of tractors. He fixes the broken tractors to earn a living. Recently they built a new house, but they could not finish it all.

They are in need of a loan to buy windows, a door, a facade, and paint for the house. The loan will help them to realize their dream to have a new house, which will be impossible without this help.

She hopes in the near future to find a job. Her goal is to have a better future life for her children. Knowing that she has a Kiva loan, she would like 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

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,797,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,725 helped Mevlide to buy windows, a door, a facade and paint for the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013