Mrs. Xheva Haziri is one example that shows the empowerment of women in the entrepreneurial role in Kosovo.
Shadije Asllani is 56 years old, from Gjilan. She is an independent woman and at the same time plays the role as the head of the household.
Salih Musliu, 45, lives in the village of Dumnice outside of Vushtrri with his wife, ten children, and four grandchildren. Five years ago, he decided to leave his work in the trading business to start a dairy farm.
Xhevat Uka, the head of the household, first took out a loan with FINCA last year to invest in his land.
Ilire Ademi is one of FINCA’s clients that with a small loan, is making major changes to build a better future for her family. Ilire is from Gjakova, a country which was affected the most by the conflict in Kosovo. She is 45 years old, has two kids, is a wife, and is a successfully entrepreneur.
Zoran Cumpatovic, a modest man living in a small village close to the beautiful touristic hotspot of Brezovica in Kosovo, works as a security guard who supports his stay at home with his wife and their 4 children. At first his first relationship with a bank was a complete disappointment. That because he felt that there was no real connection concerning his needs. But all of this changed after he met FINCA’s employees.
Sabrije Tehaj lives with her husband, their four young children, and her in-laws in a small home in the village of Kushnin in the Has region of Kosovo. Her husband works in a bakery and Sabrije helps support the family with earnings from her home-based business.