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Ivan, thirty-seven, is a married father of two children ages six and ten. His wife works as a nurse. Together they live in a minority community. In order to earn a living, Ivan runs his own business, a café bar. He started out with as a very small café and now has managed to expand and grow his business.

Ivan is now requesting a loan in order to buy new inventory and beverages for his café, which will help him to increase his income even more and improve the living conditions for his family. He hopes that in the future he will be able to open a large café bar in order to achieve his goal of giving his children a better education and future. He 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 Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,830,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Ivan to buy new inventory and beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013