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Stepan is a hard-working, persistent entrepreneur from Stryi, in western Ukraine. Six years ago he decided to try opening his own small grocery sales business. Today, his business is successful and he is looking to expand it further. Stepan has requested a loan of $500 so that he can purchase sandwich-making materials to sell in his kiosk. He plans to increase the variety of items he has available for customers to use in making this ever-popular delicacy.

Stepan is married and has grown children. One of his goals for his business is to be able to help his children as he can. We are happy for this opportunity to assist this responsible, dedicated business owner as he works to improve his livelihood.

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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
  • 1
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,399,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Stepan to purchase Sandwich supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2007
Oct 1, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 5, 2008