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Valentina is divorced. She has a grown son who is married. Her son and daughter-in-law live with her. Valentina is a tomato farmer with five big greenhouses. Last year she planted 15,000 short-growing tomatoes. Valentina is a veteran in the sphere of agriculture – she has been working in farming and gardening for about 32 years. She has already invested 70,000 Grivnyas in her business.

Valentina is seeking a loan of 10,000 Grivnyas to purchase polyethylene film, seeds and fertilizers for her greenhouses. Valentina is planning to plant 10,000 tall-growing tomatoes this farming season. These tomatoes grow and produce fruit for a long time until the frost comes in the fall. One of her further plans is to continue expanding and construct another greenhouse for tomatoes in the future.

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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
  • 4
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,300,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Valentina to purchase polyethylene film, seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2011