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Minire is a very hard working woman from Kosovo currently living in the Roma community. She is married and is the mother of two children. For more than two years, she has made a living through collecting paper packaging and plastics and then selling them for recycling. Her husband works in manual labor as a helper. When people need to move things, they hire and pay him to do it.

Minire is requesting a loan in order to change the windows and doors in their home. Since the house is very old, renovation such replacing these items will improve the living conditions of Minire and her family, especially with the upcoming winter season.

Minire is hoping that in the near future she will have more products to collect and sell. Her goal is to generate more income and make a better life for her family, including providing a better education for her children.

She 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 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 $1,575 helped Minire to change her home's windows and doors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014