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Slavisa is 45 years old and married with no children. He is living in one of the minority communities in Kosovo with his wife. For more than 10 years now he has been working in a locksmith shop. He started working in his village when the people were in need for such services and then he had seen that this type of business is profitable and opened his own shop.

Slavisa serves all of the people in the community regardless of ethnicity or nationality. During the last 10 years of working hard, his tools have become old, broken and outdated, therefore for the first time, he is requesting a loan so that he can purchase new tools for his work. The loan will help him to increase his income as the new tools will help him to be more efficient and effective in his work. He is hoping in the near future to expand his business and be able to hire some employees. He appreciates this help and wants to thank all of the 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 Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,948,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,050 helped Slavisa to buy new working tools for his locksmith shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015