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Svitlana, a married mother of a grown son and daughter, is a market entrepreneur from Kherson where she sells children’s clothing, merchandise and toys in one of the local marketplaces called “Nadezhda” (“Hope”). Svitlana is a very disciplined entrepreneur and borrower. She likes to have everything organized and thoroughly planned out which has helped her grow her business and make it a success. Presently, Svitlana has 18,000 Grivnyas invested in this business, with net monthly profits of at least 3,000 Grivnyas.

Energetic and motivated, Svitlana always moves forward with a drive to build something new which helps her reach new goals and make her business more lucrative. She is also very creative and knows how to run the financial end of the enterprise. Svitlana is now seeking a loan of 9,170 Grivnyas to diversify her merchandise and broaden her selection of children’s clothing items and toys that she offers for sale.

Additional Information

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
  • $6,342,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Svitlana to diversify her merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010