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Lendita, 30, is married and has four children between the ages eleven and fifteen. Her family lives in one of the minority communities of Kosovo under extremely poor conditions.

Lendita ‘s husband works in a warehouse with a very low salary and provides the main source of income for his family. Lendia’s family always feels cold and gets sick in winter due to the weather conditions because they have a serious problem with their home's windows and doors. The insulation and the construction is very poor and does not keep the cold out or the heat in.

She will use a loan of 800 euros to buy new doors and windows for her house and some other basic things. The loan will help her family to live a healthy and normal life. She hopes in the future to provide a better life for her children. She appreciate all Kiva lenders for their 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
  • 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 $1,075 helped Lendita to buy new doors and windows for her house and some other basic things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014