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Bashkim is from Kosovo. He is living in a Roma community. He is married and after 20 years of marriage he has only one child. For a long time now, he has been earning his living from selling hamburgers. Bashkim is a mobile seller. He travels a lot across Kosovo with his barbeque to sell hamburgers.

He is requesting a loan to buy tables, chairs and an umbrella.

He hopes to make good income and in the near future to have a shop and to offer better service to his customer. In this way he can improve the quality of life for 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 $1,525 helped Bashkim to buy tables, chairs and an umbrella.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2012
Jul 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013