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Margarita is married with a daughter, Diana. She lives in the industrial city of Zaporozhye. Margarita runs a clothing sales business, selling socks, pantyhose and sportswear. She owns 7 vending locations in the central market called ‘Angolenko’. Margarita has been in the trade for 12 years. Her gross income amounts to 60,000 Grivnyas a month.

Margarita is seeking a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to pay customs clearance fees. Margarita purchases inventory wholesale in China for further re-sale in Ukraine. She then needs to import her merchandise into the country. Customs fees are high, and Margarita decided to request a loan to cover these costs. One of her future plans is to continue growing her enterprise, adding more vending facilities to the ones she already has.

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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
  • 3
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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 $1,900 helped Margarita to pay customs clearance fee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011