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Ruhan is 32 years old, divorced, and has two children, 7 and 4 years old. For more than 10 years, Ruhan has been providing transportation services, the only source of income for his family. His business and client base are growing steadily, and he has a good reputation in the community.

Ruhan is in need of a loan to register his vehicle and to pay for his work permit as a taxi driver. He hopes to increase the number of vehicles in his fleet to provide better transport services to his passengers. Ruhan hopes to stay in good health and to keep making his own living in order not to have to ask for help from others. His goal is to provide a better education for his children considering that education will lead to his children’s better future. He is very grateful for this opportunity!

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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 $1,050 helped Ruhan to register his vehicle and pay for work permit as a taxi driver.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 2, 2015