A loan of $1,000 helped to pay for repairing the flooring in the front of her house.


Rushadije's story

Rushadije is a married woman with four children living in the Roma vulnerable ethnic minority community in the southwestern part of Kosovo.

Rushadije’s husband sometimes works for other people, helping with transporting goods in order to earn some income, and Rushadije receives a social pension to supplement his income. Many people from the Roma communities receive these kinds of pensions and live under extremely poor living conditions and lack access to proper health and nutritional care.

Rushadije’s family owns a small house that has not had any repairs or renovations in the last several years. The flooring in the front of the house is damaged and water, mud, snow, and rain enter the home due to this. The children often get sick during the cold and damp weather. The home is also therefore unable to retain the heat due to the draft that it causes and mold and other bacteria are able to grow and spread. It is very important for the health and well being of her family for them to be able to repair the floor and create a better living condition for the family to live comfortably in.

Rushadije requests a loan to pay for repairing the flooring in the front of her house. The help from the Kiva lenders is greatly appreciated from the family.



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