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Yelena
Yelena is married with two grown children. She sells bed linens and sheets, as well as blankets in the central marketplace of her hometown of Novomoskovsk. Yelena owns a big vending facility in this market, which is located in a busy spot where hundreds of potential customers pass by every day. She has been in this business for two years. Currently, she has 30,000 Grivnyas worth of inventory. Her profit amounts to 4,500 Grivnyas.


Yelena is requesting a loan of 5,000 Grivnyas to increase assorted merchandise she offers for sale. She believes financial assistance will help her grow her business and generate additional income as a result. Yelena's grandson has leukemia and needs expensive medication. Yelena invests a portion of her profit in treatment of her little grandson. She is a great optimist and tries to live on the brighter side of life.

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

  • $8,000
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,169,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Yelena to purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 29, 2010
Listed
May 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010