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Update on Avdush

Avdush is very thankful to all Kiva lenders for the loan, which helped him to purchase a woodcutting machine. The loan has had a good impact on his family's living standards. The previous loan helped him to provide woodcutting services to those in his community in order to provide heat during the cold weather.

He is very satisfied and had a lot of work during the wintertime. In this way, he generated more income and managed to improve the living conditions for his family life.

Avdush now is requesting a second loan for the same business to repair his woodcutting machine. He is planning in the future to continue working in the same business. The loan will help him to generate more income for his family. He hopes in the future to expand his business.

His goal is to provide a better education for his children. Avdush appreciates all Kiva lenders for their second support!

Previous Loan Details

Avdush is twenty-three years old. He is living in a southern part of Kosovo in the Ashkali community. He is married and has three children between the ages of three and eight years old. Two of the children attend school currently. Avdush works as a lumberjack, cutting wood. He provides woodcu... More from Avdush's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,830,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,600 helped Avdush to repair his woodcutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Avdush. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More