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Sladjana is a 29-year-old married woman who has three children. She lives with her family in a minority community in Kosovo. She is a very hardworking woman. Sladjana works as a nurse and also owns a boutique with her husband. They sell different types of clothing and footwear for people with a variety of tastes and styles.

Sladjana is requesting a loan in order to buy clothing and to expand her collection. She hopes to expand her business, to own a large boutique shop and to be able to hire an employee to assist her. Sladjana serves all community members living in Kosovo. She is very thankful to Kiva lenders for this help and appreciates all 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
  • 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 $2,675 helped Sladjana to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
29 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2015