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Irina is married and has grown children. She is a small market entrepreneur from Novaya Kahovka. Irina sells sport shoes and sport clothing in one of the local markets. Irina rents a small facility that serves as a vending outlet.

She says that she started this business because it was the only way to survive when her family was going through some challenging financial times. Irina has been in this business for 9 years. Irina enjoys her business, has a long-term view of her venture development and is disciplined with all her business plans.

Irina has used micro-loans in the past and found them very helpful for her business. This time Irina is requesting a 20,000 Grivnyas loan to purchase 200 pairs of sport shoes and 50 items of various sport clothing.

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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
  • 6
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,525 helped Irina to purchase 200 pairs of sport shoes and 50 items of various sport clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011