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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 three years. Her monthly gross income is 35,000 UAH; the profit amounts to 6,000 UAH per month.

Yelena is requesting a loan of 20,000 Grivnyas to increase the 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 the medical treatment of her little grandson. She is a great optimist and tries to look on the bright side of life.

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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
  • $6,345,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,525 helped Yelena to increase assorted merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011