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Mila is 47 years old, lives in a minority community in Kosovo and is a widowed mother of a 22 year old son. She works as a nurse and her son works as a musician. Things have been very difficult for Mila raising her son alone and providing for them both. They lived in a very old house and she has finally been able to get a new one for them to live in.

After she was able to get her new home, she could not finish it completely, being unable to fix the the front of her house. Therefore, she is requesting a loan to facade and finish her house . This loan will help her to improve the living conditions for her and her family as her goal is to give her son the best future and to save money for him. She 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,061,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Mila to finish new home and fix the the front of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 30, 2015