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Alija
Alija is living in the western part of Kosovo in a Roma community. He is a married father of eight children. Alija has been a self-employed musician for many years who performs at weddings and other celebrations in his area. He usually works exclusively in the summer as weather conditions prevent weddings, celebrations, and other events from being held during the winter. This job is the main source of income for his family.

Currently he and his family live in a small, old house. Alija needs a loan to add one annex room in his small house. The loan will help his family to have some more space for his children and he hopes in the future to have a bigger house. He is very grateful for this opportunity to improve his living conditions and he appreciates all lenders!

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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.

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  • $6,500
    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 $675 helped Alija to add an annex room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
Jun 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014