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Vlora is 27 years old and single. She lives in the village with her entire family. There are eight people that live in the house together: Vlora, her four sisters, one brother, mother and father. Until now the family mainly got their income from only her father who works in a flour factory and they earned some additional income from selling vegetables they grow.

Vlora is a very hard worker, ambitious, and full of a lot of ideas for business. Two weeks ago she stared a handicraft business with her four sisters.
People in the community are able to order handicrafts and the girls make the individual items. Every week they earn around 150 Euros from this business. This business is appealing as it is special and unique, producing crafts and gifts that cannot be found elsewhere in the market. Although they are just beginning their business, the demands and customers are many and growing. Vlora is requesting a loan in order to buy materials for her handicrafts in order to meet the customer needs.

She hopes that after a year she will be able to expand her business network with other girls in her village. Her goal is to improve the living conditions and quality of life for her family.

She thanks all Kiva lenders for their support!

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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
  • 23
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,061,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,950 helped Vlora to buy materials for handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013