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Behar is a single, hard working young man who lives with his entire family in the southern part of Kosovo. In order to earn a living, Behar has been working as a stone cutter, creating decorating for buildings, homes and restaurants. He had been working for a private company for a low salary and has now decided to open his own business doing the same work. In order to achieve this he is asking for a loan in order to purchase a machine and other construction materials he will need. The loan will help him to be able to start his business and generate a larger income than when he was working for a company. He is hoping in the future to expand his business and eventually get married. He is very grateful for this support.

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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 $2,050 helped Behar to purchase a machine and other construction materials for his new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014