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Nazmi is 26 years old and recently married. He is living in an Ashkali community with his entire family, including his wife and his brother who is also married. Nazmi works with electrical equipment, specializing in fixing electrical stoves and other items. In addition to this work he is also a master in water system installations. He is very hardworking and works many hours and jobs in order to earn a living. He has a workshop in his home and travels to where customers need his help. He is very popular in his area and has a lot of customer demand and clients, which helps him earn a good living. Now Nazmi is requesting a loan to buy a new machine for his work. This loan will help him to generate even more income and improve his business, contributing to his goal of expanding his business and being able to hire employees to help. He is very happy to have this support and appreciates 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 Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 36
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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 $700 helped Nazmi to buy a new machine for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014