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Update on Bashkim

Bashkim wants to thank all Kiva lenders for the previous loan, which helped him to improve his mobile business of selling hamburgers. With the previous loan he bought tables, chairs and an umbrella and was able to increase his business profit. He used these profits to help his family and managed to improve the condition of his family life. Bashkim is very satisfied with his business and is planning to continue in the future.

Bashkim is now requesting a second loan for this business to buy a new big table and umbrella. This loan will allow him to have a working table and to transform his business from mobile to permanent. In the future he hopes to increase, expand, and generate income from his business even more, like owning a big fast food shop, and provide a secure life for his family.

He would like to thank Kiva lenders again for their support the second time!

Previous Loan Details

Bashkim is from Kosovo. He is living in a Roma community. He is married and after 20 years of marriage he has only one child. For a long time now, he has been earning his living from selling hamburgers. Bashkim is a mobile seller. He travels a lot across Kosovo with his barbeque to sell hamburger... More from Bashkim's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,072,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,575 helped Bashkim to buy a table and an umbrella.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Bashkim. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More