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Aleksandra is living in a minority community of Kosovo. She is married and has two children. The oldest is eleven years old and youngest is seven years old. She is a housewife, taking care of her children and the household needs. Her husband works in construction with a very low salary. His job is the family’s main source of income and he does not earn enough to provide all the needs of his family.

They have recently begun to build a new house, however, the money he generates from his employment is not enough for him to finish the house. Aleksandra needs a loan to finish the facade on her house before the winter time so as to improve the insulation and retain the heat inside. This loan will help Aleksandra and her family to improve their living conditions. Her goal is to finish her house and she hopes to offer her children a better life!

Aleksandra and her family want to thank 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 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 $1,300 helped Aleksandra to finish the facade on her house to improve the insulation and retain the heat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014