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Marina
Marina is married, has two children, ages 4 and 8 years old, and lives with her husband in a minority community in Kosovo. Her husband works in a hospital as a medical technician and Marina is a housewife.

Marina and her husband have a new house now but they still need to insulate the house, so therefore she is requesting a loan in the amount of 1,500 euros to pay to insulate the new house. This loan will help her to improve the living conditions of her family as it will not only provide them warmth and better health in the upcoming winter season, but it will help them to save money on their utility costs as well.

Marina is very happy for this opportunity and thanks all Kiva lenders. She promises to her pay her installments punctually!

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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
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,772,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,050 helped Marina to pay to insulate the new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 9, 2013
Listed
Nov 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014