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Gordana
Gordana lives in a small village in a minority community. She is 34 years old and a married mother of three boys between the ages of 5 and 11 years old. Two of them are attending school and Gordana works as a teacher in a school while her husband is employed in the electrical company. It is quite clear that unemployment is high in this region and the economy is not developed. They have been planning to improve the conditions of their house for a long time but they could not manage to save the money complete the internal facade. Gordana is requesting a loan in order to renovate the facade of her house. The loan will help her to improve their living conditions, which is her goal for her family. She is aware of Kiva lenders and wants to thank all of them!

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 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

  • $6,500
    Average annual income
  • 1
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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 $1,375 helped Gordana to renovate the facade of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 19, 2013
Listed
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014