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Ajshe is 58 years old and comes from a Roma community. Based on family tradition passed down from her mother and grandmother, she has a handicraft business in order to generate income. She sells products that people order, and also sells in the market. She loves her job very much and is satisfied with her business and the fact that she is able to work from home.

Ajshe is in need of a loan to purchase materials for her enterprise. She hopes in the future to be able to open her own shop and expand her business. She wants to thank all of the lenders, and promises to repay on time.

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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 $2,025 helped Ajshe to purchase materials for her handicraft business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2014
Aug 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016