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Pavle is a married man with 5 adult children, living in a minority community. Although 4 of his children are married, they all live in the same village in the southern part of Kosovo where he lives with his wife and 1 daughter, who is single. Based on tradition, Pavle has always worked in agriculture while his wife stays home to care for the house and the family’s needs. In order to earn a living, he works on his land with a tractor, growing and harvesting sunflowers.

Typically he sells the products in the community, but now Pavle needs a loan to buy a machine to assist with the planting. The loan will help him to continue his business, and to cut the expense of hiring others to help him plant and harvest. His goal is to save the money for his future and to have better living conditions for his family. Pavle wants to thank 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
  • 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 $800 helped Pavle to buy a machine to assist with the planting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014