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Sabina makes and sells handicraft items to earn her living. She is the married mother of one child who is 8 years old. Her husband is an erector. Sabina operates her business from her home in Kosovo. Customers visit her every day. She has run this business for ten years and it is going very well, thanks to the committed effort she puts into her work.

She has requested a loan in order to buy materials for making her handicraft items. Sabina's goal is to improve the living conditions of her family and to save money toward her children's education.

She is grateful to 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
  • 19
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,852,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sabina to buy materials for handicraft items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014