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Nijazi is from Kosovo and is living in a Roma community. He is married and is a father of three, two of whom go to school. He’s been selling meat and sausages from his home for more than five years.

Nijazi is using this loan from KosInvest to buy a cow from whose meat he will make sausages. Most of his neighbors come to buy sausages from him.

He hopes in the near future to have a butcher's shop to expand his business with high-quality products, to invest even more in his business, to meet customer demand, and to secure the future of his family.

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 $1,500 helped Nijazi to buy a cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014