A loan of $1,050 helped to renovate the toilet.


Jelena's story

Jelena is 25 years old and comes from a vulnerable ethnic minority community. She is married and has one boy who is 4 years old. Jelena works in a kindergarten and her husband works as a driver. Many people from these minority communities in Kosovo, such as Jelena’s and her family, live in extremely poor conditions. They lack access to proper nutrition and care, as well as being exposed to unsanitary conditions. The money that she and her husband generate is not enough to cover all of the daily living expenses. Although keeping food on the table is difficult at this time, Jelena remains optimistic. She is always smiling. The toilet that they have is very old. Jelena recently requested a loan to improve her family's living conditions, starting with renovating the toilet. She promises she will repay the loan on time. She is very grateful to the KIVA lenders for improving her family’s living conditions and contributing to her child’s overall health.



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