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Bratislav is a taxi driver. He lives with his wife and one child in a minority community, and he works hard to support his family. Due to a lack of family income, he chose to work as a taxi driver because it is the only source of work which allows him to earn enough income to meet the family’s expenses. He believes he does well in his job. He is very responsible when he drives.

Bratislav is charismatic and has good relationships with his customers, and he has a good reputation in the community. Recently his van broke down and he was unable to work and generate income. He is requesting a loan to pay the costs of repairing his van, the labor needed and to buy engine spare parts. The loan will help him continue to generate income. He hopes in the future to buy a larger vehicle. Bratislav is grateful to all Kiva lenders and will continue to work hard to grow his business.

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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
  • $1,830,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Bratislav to pay the costs of repairing his van, the labor needed and to buy engine spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013