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Ismet is a very hard worker. He is from Kosovo and lives in a Roma community. He is married and is the father of two children; the oldest is 28 years old and the youngest is 22 years old.

Over the years, he has made a living through collection of paper packaging and selling the paper for recycling. He buys paper at a cheaper price and then sells it at a higher price for recycling.

Ismet requested a loan from KosInvest to buy more paper. He is hoping to increase his sales with the help of this loan because he will have more products for sale. He wants to provide better education for his children.

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 Ismet to buy more paper to sell for recycling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014