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Dashurije is a 30-year-old Ashkali woman living in a Ashkali community in Kosovo. She is married, and she has three children. This wonderful and loving family lives in unacceptable conditions. They live in a small village, and during the rainy season and winter time, they have a serious problem with the roof, windows, and doors.

Dashurije requests a loan to buy windows and door frames to renovate her house and improve the living conditions for her family.

The main source of income comes from her husband, who is working as a taxi driver. He transports goods, such as wood and furniture, for local members of the community.

Dashurije is grateful to KosInvest lenders for improving the family's conditions and standard of living.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 28
    View loans »
    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,084,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Dashurije to buy windows and door frames to renovate her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014