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Ali is the married father of four children, between the ages of 8 months and 15 years old. Three of them are currently attending school. They all live in an Ashkalali community in Kosovo where he owns a small food market together with his wife, who sometimes helps him when she has free time away from taking care of the children and home. At this time he is requesting a loan in order to purchase foodstuff for his market. He really enjoys what he does and he hopes to gather enough capital to expand it. Ali is very happy for the financial support that this loan will give him, because this way he is certain of making progress in his work. Knowing that it is a Kiva loan, he wants to thank all of the lenders!

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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
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Ali to purchase foodstuff for his market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014