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Gordana is a married woman who has 3 children between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years old. She lives with her family in a Serbian community in Kosovo. Nine years ago she began to run her own boutique. She started with a small store selling clothes, has been able to expand since then, and is planning to expand it further. She sells different types of clothing for people with different tastes and styles. She is usually open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am until 6:00pm. However, she extends her schedule when needed to accommodate customer needs.

Gordana is requesting a loan in order to buy a larger variety of clothing for the upcoming autumn and winter seasons and expand her collection to meet customer needs. She is also contemplating adding different styles of clothing in order to increase her income and customer base. She hoopes to expand her business and own a big boutique shop in the future.
Her goal is to save money to ensure a better education for her children.
Gordana is very thankful for this help and appreciates KIVA lenders!

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 Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 5
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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 $900 helped Gordana to buy a larger variety of clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013