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Shqipe is thirty-three years old. She lives in Kosovo. She is a married woman and has three children ranging from six to ten years old. Shqipe is a housewife, taking care of her children and their home in the small town that they live in.

Shqipe's husband works as an auto mechanic. His job is the family’s main source of income but he doesn’t earn enough to support the needs of his family. A while back they had started to renovate their home, but the money he makes is not enough to finish the work that needs to be completed on the house. There is one more room left that has not been finished.

Now Shqipe is requesting a loan to pay for the renovation of her room, which will fulfill her goal of completing her home and giving a better life and more security to her children.
Renovation of this room will bring comfort to the members of the family, because they will have more space and her children can have their own room so they don't have to be as cramped as they have been so far.

She is very thankful to KIVA lenders and promises to make her payments punctually!

Additional Information

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
  • 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 $1,250 helped Shqipe to pay for the renovation of her room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013