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Ramadan
Ramadan is a married father of three children between the ages of 1 and 6 years old. He lives in the Ashkali community in the southern part of Kosovo. This loving family lives in unacceptable conditions. They live in a small house with serious problems with the roof, windows, and doors. This is especially problematic during the rainy season and winter. He works, as the main source of income, by carrying goods (wood, furniture, etc.) for local members of the community.

Ramadan is in need of a loan to buy windows and doorframes to renovate his house and, therefore, improve the living conditions of his family. He hopes to offer a better life to his children.

Ramadan is grateful to Kiva lenders for improving the family's conditions and standard of living.

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
  • 8
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,803,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Ramadan to buy windows and door frames for renovation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 8, 2013
Listed
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014