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Biserka
Biserka, 64, is a married mother of two adult children. She lives in a minority community part of Kosovo. Her husband is blind, and he is working for a blind association. He is the main source of income, and Biserka receives a small pension.

Her life was always difficult because her husband never had a chance to help her carry out home and children obligations for daily life. Their income is not enough to renovate her house, which is in unacceptable condition.

Biserka is in need of a loan to renovate the toilet and walls of the house.

The loan will help to improve their living conditions, which will make an easier life for them. She hopes in the future to have better conditions for her family. She appreciate 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
  • 0
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,772,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,950 helped Biserka to renovate the toilet and walls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014