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Vedat is living in the Ashkali community in Kosovo. He is married and has two children, both of whom go to school. He is a very hardworking person.

Vedat has run a tin business more than five years. He buys tin and then he shapes the tin into various forms depending on the needs of his clients. His business is related to home building. Most of the people who build a house need the tin for the roof in order to protect their home from water.

Vedat provides and shapes the tin for them based on their measurements and requirements. These types of clients are from his area and his business is very productive, allowing him to make a good profit.

Vedat is in need of a loan to buy more tin for his business, which will help to expand the business and improve his standard of living with the increased income. He thanks all Kiva lenders for their support!

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
  • 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 $675 helped Vedat to buy more tin for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2013