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Dragan
Dragan is married and has 2 adult boys. One of them is married. They live all together in a small house in a minority community of Kosovo. He is working in a clinic as a technical assistant and his wife is a nurse. Both earn very low salaries. Dragan does not earn enough to provide for all of the needs of his family, even with his wife's salary. They have recently finished a new house, and still need to build a facade for it before the winter to improve insulation and retain heat inside. He requested a loan in order to buy material for the facade of his house. This loan will help Dragan and his family to improve their living conditions, keep them warm and healthy in the cold weather, and lower utility costs for heating. His goal is to be able to find a better paying job and offer his child a better life! Dragan and his family want to thank all Kiva 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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About Kosovo

  • $6,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,772,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,025 helped Dragan to buy material for the facade of his house.
84% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2013
Listed
Nov 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible