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Samir is 26 years old and lives in a Roma community with his wife and three children. For more than five years, he has worked in the family construction business. Samir works together with his father. They began their business doing small construction projects and now they have managed to complete the construction for an entire house. Samir and his father provide construction services to Albanians, Serbians, and other members of the Kosovo community.

Samir is requesting a loan to buy tools and construction supplies for his work. He hopes to expand his company and be able to employ his own workers. Samir 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
  • 27
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,068,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Samir to buy tools and construction supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014