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Zorica is 54 and a widowed mother of two living in a minority community. For more than six years now, she has been running her own market selling different beverages. She has a lot of customers and needs to be open from early in the morning until late at night in order to meet all of the needs of her customers. She is able to purchase the beverages cheap and sell them at a higher price in order to make a profit and support her family. Now, she is requesting a loan so that she can purchase other items and products so she can start selling more variety of items such as salt, sugar, chocolates and such. She is very satisfied with her business and hopes to continue in the future, as well as enjoy success with the business expanded into a larger store. She is very grateful for this opportunity and wants to thank all of the lenders.

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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
  • 19
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,852,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Zorica to purchase a greater variety of items for her store, such as salt, sugar, and chocolates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2015