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Bahtishahe is thirty-six years old. She is married and has five children between the ages of three to seventeen years old. She is a seamstress and lives in the south-western part of Kosovo with her children. Her husband works in Italy to support his family.

Bahtishahe and her husband love her children very much and she loves taking care of them. They are both trying to make good conditions for them.
Her family has had a longstanding problem with their bathroom. The money they generate is not enough to pay for repairing the bathroom. For the first time she is requesting a 500 EUR loan to buy a water heater and other essential parts for renovating and repairing the bathroom. She hopes that this loan will improve the health of her family and their living conditions, which is her goal.

Bahtishahe is very grateful to the Kiva lenders for contributing and assisting her family in obtaining these improved conditions.

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 $650 helped Bahtishahe to buy a water heater and other essential parts for renovating and repairing the bathroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013