A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase building materials for renovation.


Smajl's story

Smajl is a 59-year-old man living in an Ashkali community in the southern part of Kosovo. He is a widower, raising eight children. Smajl works at carrying goods for others. His existing house is very old and damaged; the furniture is old and uncomfortable. He dreams of seeing his home just as beautiful. Unfortunately, now he can see only the things that need immediate renovation work.

His pay is only enough to support his family and he would like to improve their living conditions. Smajl is requesting a loan to purchase building materials to renovate his house. With this loan, Smajl will be able to renovate his house. The family's living conditions will be improved and they will be able to live in a comfortable environment.

Smajl is grateful to Kiva lenders for improving the family's living conditions and standard of living.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details