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Mira
Mira is a married housewife and the mother of five adult children. She lives in a southern part of Kosovo in the Ashkali community. This family is very poor and lives in unacceptable conditions. Their house is small and during the rainy season and winter time they have a problem with the windows and doors. The main source of income comes from her husband who works in construction for a very low salary.

Mira is in need of a loan to buy windows and door frames and to renovate her house. The loan will help her to improve their living conditions. She hopes in the future to offer a better life to her children. Mira is very thankful to all Kiva lenders for improving the family's 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

  • $6,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,751,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Mira to buy windows and door frames and to renovate her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2013
Listed
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014