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Marko is a 30-year-old single male who lives in a minority community. He has been working on agricultural land for more than ten years. Marko has had a lot of experience working on his and others' land for many years. This type of job is well paid in his area and is very much in demand. Marko has requested a loan of 1,000 Euros to pay for spare parts for his tractor. The loan will help him to expand his business even further in the future. Marko hopes to buy a new tractor in the future. His goal is to improve his living conditions and to get married. He is grateful to all Kiva lenders for helping him.

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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
  • 10
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,938,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Marko to pay for spare parts for his tractor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013