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Ivana, 34, is married and a mother of three. She is a nurse and her husband works for an electrical company, both making very low salaries. In order to earn more income, she is also involved in agriculture, working with her husband on the land planting peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables to sell.

Until now she has been borrowing a machine to work the land from a cousin. She is requesting a loan in order to purchase a machine of her own. This loan will help them to work the land more effectively and efficiently and not have to ask others for help or rely on someone’s machine. She is very thankful and 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
  • 11
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $2,248,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.7
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,075 helped Ivana to purchase an agricultural machine for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 2, 2015