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Mirjana is living in a village of a Serbian community in Kosovo. She is married with two children, ages 2 and 5 years old. Four years ago, she opened a tire store business with her husband, which serves as the main source of income for her family.

At this store, they fix tires for various vehicles. They have been fortunate enough that each year they increase their business and income from the store. They serve local people who live within the community and those that are traveling and passing through.

Mirjana is requesting a loan in order to buy a machine to balance tires. In the future, Mirjana hopes to expand the business and improve the living conditions for her family and growing children.

She is very happy for this opportunity and thanks all 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
  • 29
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,090,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,575 helped Mirjana to buy a machine to balance tires.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015