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Daut is a 52 year-old male who is married; he has a son and daughter. Together, they all live in a Roma community in Kosovo. His wife stays at home to care for the house and take care of the family’s needs, while Daut goes to work to earn the family’s income.

For more than ten years now, Daut has worked as a locksmith in a shop, and fixing doors and windows. This was a trade that he learned many years ago. Due to the length of time in the field and his hard work and dedication to those he serves in his community, he has been able to gain a lot of customers of all nationalities.

Now he is requesting a loan so he can purchase tools for his shop. The loan will help him gain more customers and provide more services to them.

His goal is to save money for his future. He appreciates this help!

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
  • 9
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,248,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,850 helped Daut to purchase tools for his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2016