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Senada is 34 years old, single and living in the southern part of Kosovo with her entire family. For the last 10 years, she has been making and selling handicraft items, operating from a small store at her home. She has a lot of customers and orders for her work, allowing her to generate enough money to be the main source of income for her family.

She is very committed to her work and her customers and takes pride and great efforts to be successful. At this time she is requesting a loan from KosInvest in order to purchase work materials for her items in order to improve her business and generate higher income. Senada’s goal is to expand her business and hire an employee to work for her in the near future and be able to get married and have her own family. Knowing that it is a Kiva loan, she would like to thank all of the 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
  • 29
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,090,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,725 helped Senada to purchase work materials for her handicraft business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015