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Ganimete is a 28-year-old married woman currently living in the in southern part of Kosovo. She has two children, ages 6 and 8 years old, both are attending school. Her husband works as a teacher at a driving school and provides the only source of income for their family, as until now Ganimete has never worked.

However, Ganimete has now decided to open a food store business so that she can add more income to her family and help to take care of their financial needs and future. For this reason, she is requesting this loan in order to buy food products for her store.

Ganmete’s goals are to open her business and then improve her family’s living conditions. She is very happy for the financial support from Kiva lenders!

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of KosInvest's new startup loan program targeting particularly vulnerable clients who live at subsistence and do not qualify for the standard loan due to lack of income from an existing business. This program offers clients up to a 6-month grace period on the loan. By funding this loan, you are supporting borrowers who have limited options to start and grow small businesses. This has the potential to alleviate the effects of poverty, significantly improving borrowers' incomes and their families' quality of life. 

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
    View loans »
    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,256,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,725 helped Ganimete open a food store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014