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Vesna is a married woman and a mother of three children between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, living together in a minority community of Kosovo. She and her husband are the owners of a local food shop, and they have been in this business for four years now, which serves as their main source of income.

At the beginning, they started with a very small shop and have since increased the size and products they supply. She really enjoys what she does, and she has a lot of customers in her area.

Vesna is requesting a loan in order to buy various foods and other products for her shop. She is very happy for the financial support that KosInvest gives her, because this way she is certain of making progress in her work. Knowing that this is a Kiva loan, she wants to thank all 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
  • 8
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,248,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,025 helped Vesna to buy various foods and other products for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013