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Sladana
Sladana is 35 years old. She is married and the mother of three children. The oldest is twelve years old, and the youngest is seven. They all live in a minority community in Kosovo. Sladana works as a nurse, and her husband works at an energy company.

The family lives in a new house, but they couldn’t manage to finish building it. Sladana and her husband don’t earn enough to support the needs of the family. The money they have generated, through salaries, is not enough to finish their house. The loan that Sladana is requesting is to buy construction materials to finish the toilet and other rooms. Her goal is to finish the house, to have a bigger space and offer better security for her family. She wants 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 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
  • 3
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,742,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,975 helped Sladana to buy construction materials, to finish building the toilet and other rooms of her family's home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 12, 2013
Listed
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014