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Slavisa is 48 years old and lives with his wife, their 3 sons and his elderly mother in one of the minority communities of Kosovo. He is employed in a municipality while his wife works as a saleswoman in a market. In addition to their employment, he also owns a metal workshop. He is very talented and has been working in this field for quite some time. He originally started small, working for his family and some neighbors, but when he had developed a good reputation and after increasing his customer base, he decided to open a work shop and become an official business. He makes doors, windows and other metal items that a customer may request and order. Now he is I need of a loan to purchase new tools for his workshop so that he can expand his business and satisfy the needs and demands of his customers. He believes that the loan will help him to improve his business and increase his income even more. He promises to pay on time and grateful for the opportunity.

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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
  • $1,828,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,075 helped Slavisa to purchase new tools for his workshop so that he can expand his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 2, 2015