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Nehat lives in a minority community in Kosovo. He is thirty-six years old and has four children; two of whom attend school. Nehat has worked with iron as a blacksmith for more than three years. His clients are private businesses. He is known in the area for this work which makes him a lot of profit.
Nehat started with just a welding tool and has now increased his work capacity. He is requesting a loan in order to buy iron for his work.
This loan will help him to be better prepared for his work and provide more options for clients. He hopes in the future to increase his work capacity even more and be able to provide a better education for his children. Nehat is very thankful for this 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 $1,950 helped Nehat to buy iron for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014