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Violeta is 28 years old. She is married, and she lives with her husband and two children in Ashkali community in Kosovo. Six years ago, they returned fro Germany, where they had lived for many years. To earn a living, four years ago, her husband opened a Car Wash.

The car wash is located alongside the highway. The business is one of the better known ones in their town because of the good service they give the cars. Many of their customers comment that in their business service to customers and attention paid to the cars is very good, so they always come back to their wash cars.

Violeta requests a loan for her husband to purchase supplies for her husband's auto wash and pay for service on the machine.

In the future they want to increase the capacity of their business, so they can satisfy clients and meet the demand for car washes and in this way gain more interested clients.

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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 $875 helped Violeta to purchase supplies for her husband's auto wash and pay for service on the machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014