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Dusan, 51, is a married male who lives in a minority community with his wife and his son, who is 19 years old. For more than 20 years, he has run his own business as a hairdresser in his area. He is very professional in his work, which allows him to have lot of clients and generate more income than others.

To generate more income, Dusan also is employed as a teacher in a high school, and his wife works in a municipality.

Dusan now requests a loan to buy equipment for opening a new hairdressing salon in his area. This loan will help him to allow and develop his business and increase the number of clients. He will use the income generated from the business to support his family and to save for his future. In the future, he plans to develop his business more and to expand by opening more hairdressing salons. He is very happy for this opportunity and thanks all Kiva 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
  • 28
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,084,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,625 helped Dusan to buy equipment for opening a hairdressing salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014