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Svetlana is widowed with one child. She rents space in a department store and sells women's clothing. Svetlana has been in this business for 11 years. She inherited it from her parents. At that time, the business was located in the market. Svetlana was able to move the business into a store where she has better work conditions and more clients.

Svetlana would like to borrow 10,000 hryvnia to increase her assortment. She hopes to make additional income and improve her living conditions.

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
  • 7
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Svetlana to increase assortment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011