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Olena is married with two adult children. She has a small business selling bed linen, pajamas, and bath robes at the central market in Kahovka town. Olena started this business 22 years ago. This business has been the main source of income for Olena's family, allowing her to raise her children and provide for her family's needs.

Today she has 3 small locations that sell inventories. She works at one location herself and provides work for two more people. Olena would like to borrow 15,000 UAH to increase the assortment of goods. She has used small business loans before and found them very instrumental for her business development.

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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
  • 7
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Olena to increase the assortment of goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010