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Ivan is a young, single man living in Kosovo with his entire family in one of the minority communities. For more than five years he has worked as an auto mechanic. Since he is very professional and a hard worker, Ivan has gained and retained many customers. Year after year his business continues to grow.

Ivan serves all different people from the various communities of Kosovo. He is asking for a loan to purchase necessary tools for car repairs, such as an auto mechanic lift. This loan will help him to generate more income. Ivan hopes to save money for his future. His goal is to get married and have his own family.

Ivan appreciates 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
  • 5
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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 $2,600 helped Ivan to purchase necessary tools for car repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014