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Shazade is thirty-eight years old and is married. She lives in the southwestern part of Kosovo with her husband and two children. She is a very hardworking woman. She operates a tailoring and handicraft business from her home. She has been a seamstress for more than ten years and makes tablecloths, curtains, skirts, and traditional wedding dresses for her local customers.

Sheazade is requesting a loan to buy another sewing machine and additional materials for her work. Her goal is to earn a higher income and expand her business, eventually owning a shop. She is happy about the financial support from KIVA lenders because it helps her to secure a stable future for her family, improving their living conditions and saving money towards her children’s education.

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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
  • 9
    View loans »
    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,248,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Shazade to buy a another sewing machine and materials for her work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013