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Sala, aged 43, is from the Ashkali minority community where she lives with her husband and their seven children.

Her husband owns his own male hairdressing business and Sala helps him to maintain the business where she works as a cleaner. She is happy to be doing this type of work as it means that her husband does not have to hire a cleaner and it saves them a lot of money monthly. It is also the type of work that allows her be in charge of her schedule and be able to be at home for her children when they need her.

Her husband’s business needs some improvements now, and she is requesting a loan in order purchase new inventory such as mirrors, tables and chairs. The loan will help them to have a more modern and newer look, which should attract more customers and help them to retain their current customers.

Sala hopes that in the future she will be able to find a job and contribute more to the family budget. She wants to thank all of the lenders for their support.

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
  • 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 $1,950 helped Sala to purchase new inventory such as mirrors, tables and chairs for her husband's hairdressing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2016