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Tamara is widowed and has a son. She runs a small business selling women's clothing at an open-air market in Kherson, Ukraine. She has been in business for fifteen years. Her monthly income is 2,500 UAH.

A large variety of clothes, a good location and great client service have helped Tamara to succeed in her business. She has many repeat clients who buy clothing from her. Tamara uses her income to help her son financially during difficult economic times.

Tamara is requesting a loan of 8,750 UAH to purchase seasonal inventory. She hopes to receive additional income and use it for her and her son's current needs.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Tamara to purchase seasonal inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011