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Svetlana is married with three children. She is an entrepreneur from Kamenka who runs a small business selling food items in the local market. Svetlana sells groceries, tea, coffee and fruit. She owns a nice big vending kiosk with good quality refrigerated coolers and a wide selection of groceries for sale. She has been in this business for ten years. Currently, Svetlana has about 60,000 Grivnyas in turnover capital. Her net profit amounts to 7,000-8,000 Grivnyas a month.

At present, Svetlana is requesting a loan of 16,685 Grivnyas to purchase fresh fruit which always sells well in the cold season. Svetlana has promptly repaid nine previous loans without any delinquencies which characterizes her as a responsible client capable of current loan repayment. One of Svetlana’s long-term plans is to open her own little grocery store. She has already purchased land for construction work on it.

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About HOPE Ukraine

HOPE International, a Christian faith-based non-profit organization, has been operating in Ukraine since 1997. HOPE Ukraine was the organization’s first international venture. In addition to its core microfinance activities, HOPE also supports an active children's ministry in Ukraine in the form of “Tomorrow Clubs,” after-school programs that teach children the gospel through games, skits and songs.

About Ukraine

  • $8,200
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.2
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,050 helped Svetlana to purchase fresh fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010