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Loans from Kos Invest to the Roma Community in Kosovo, have helped to improve their life and business. They have had the opportunity to improve their different businesses and to create working environments. The area looks different from the way it looked before.

One of the people who has benefited, is Hidajete and her family. She is married and is a mother of five children. She bought a cultivator with the loan. She also works together with her husband to transport various items, such as construction materials and other items that are needed in their community. They also collect metals and plastics in order to sell them. Her children are also involved in this business. They are very happy to have the possibility of getting a loan as they have the chance to improve their living conditions and have healthy food.

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
  • 9
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,245,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Hidajete to buy a cultivator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014