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Suzana
Suzana, 44, is married. She is a mother of two children, 18 and 16 years old. They all live in a minority community.

Suzana works as a nurse and her husband works in a restaurant. Currently they live in a house which is in need of some renovation of walls. Suzana is requesting a loan to buy materials for building a wall in her yard.

This loan will help improve their living conditions and achieve her goals. She hopes to save the money to ensure financial security for future children. In the near future she is hoping to have a better life. Suzana is very happy about this opportunity. Knowing that is a Kiva loan, she thanks 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

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,805,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Suzana to buy materials for building a wall in her yard.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 22, 2013
Listed
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014