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Halit, 45, is the father of four children living in an Ashkali community in very poor conditions. Halit, together with his wife, earns a living by collecting plastic bags, iron and other materials that they then sell for a profit. They have been doing this for more than 15 years now but are in need of a loan to purchase a trailer in order to collect and transport all of the items to sell. This loan will help them to be able to be more effective and efficient in their collection and sales.

Halit hopes to have his own private business in the future and be able to save money for his family. He 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 $975 helped Halit to purchase a trailer in order to collect and transport all of the items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2016