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Nashkije lives in the southern part of Kosovo in an Ashkali Community. She is a mother of 8 children and her husband receives a pension from the government as his salary. As with all Ashkali community members, Nashkije and her family live in very poor and unacceptable conditions. Her house, which is very old and small, has not been repaired in the past several years and has some urgent needs.

Nashkije is requesting a loan to buy door frames for the toilette and to renovate other areas of her house so that she can improve the living conditions of her family. She is very grateful for this opportunity to improve her living conditions and she appreciates all of the 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.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,803,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $2,000 helped Nashkije to buy door frames for the toilette and to renovate other areas of her house.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 2, 2015