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Jelena is a married woman. She is from Kosovo and she lives in a Serbian community. She is the owner of a restaurant and she sells food such as grilled meat, french fries with sausage etc. Jelena has been in this business for three years.

In her restaurant in addition to the Serbian community she also serves Albanians and other communities who live in Kosovo. She really enjoys what she does, since she has always liked to cook. She has many plans for her business, but for the time being, only wants to gather enough capital to expand it. The borrower is requesting the loan in order to buy cooking supplies such as meat, vegetables, soft drinks and beer as well as tables and chairs to better equip her restaurant.

She is happy for the financial support that KosInvest gives her, because this way she is certain of making progress in her work.

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
  • 4
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,256,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Jelena to buy cooking supplies meat, vegetables soft drinks, beer tables and chairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013