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Slavica is 53 years old and a divorced, independent woman. She lives in a minority community of Kosovo with her 12 –year-old son. For quite some time, she has been working in an agricultural business growing vegetables on her land, and then selling the products in her area in order to make a living. She has a green house and she wants to build another one because she has a lot of business and a lot of profit.

Now Slavica is asking for a loan to purchase materials in order to build another green house. She hopes that this will help her to live an even better lifestyle and quality of life. She hopes to keep on making her own living and not having to ask others for money or rely on others for assistance. Her goal is to give a better education to her son. Slavica is very grateful to all of the Kiva 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
  • 5
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,851,275
    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 $1,375 helped Slavica to purchase materials in order to build another green house.
88% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: