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Ilmije is 49 years-old and a married mother of three children. They all live in a town in the southern part of Kodovo.

Her husband is a policeman with very low salary. In order to earn a living, she has made and sold handicrafts for the last thirteen years. Ilmije operates her business from her home in Kosovo.

Customers visit her every day and business has been going well for over a decade now thanks to the committed effort she puts into her work. She is requesting a loan to buy material for making her handicraft items.

Her goal is to improve the living conditions of her family and to save money toward her children's education. She hopes in the future to have her own shop which will make things even easier for her. She appreciates all Kiva lenders!

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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 $1,350 helped Ilmije to buy materials for making handicraft items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015