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Daliborka is a 36-year-old married woman. She is from Kosovo and lives in a Serbian community. She has two children, 12 and 9 years old, both attending school. Her husband works as a medical technical in a hospital.

Daliborka has been the owner of a food store for more than the last three years. She provides her products to Albanians and other nationalities that live in her community in Kosovo. She really enjoys her business of selling food to people, and she has many plans for her business in the future. At this time, she is seeking only to gather enough money to expand her business. She is requesting this loan in order to buy food products for her market. She hopes that the loan will help her increase the size of her market and the amount of products she can supply; thereby, increasing her income and then [improving] her living conditions.

Daliborka’s goals are to expand her business and then expand her family. She is very happy for the financial support from 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
  • 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 $2,600 helped Daliborka to buy food products for her market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014