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Iona, who is married, sells clothing at an open market in the town of Novomoskovsk. Good location and affordable prices attract many customers, earning her a net monthly profit of 6,000 Grivnas. Iona has been in the clothing sales business for 11 years but took a break a few years ago to care for her baby daughter. When her daughter turned two years old, Iona decided to return to her business.

Iona is requesting a loan of 20,000 Grivnas to purchase swimming shorts and socks for the coming summer season. This business is the only source of income for Iona’s family.

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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
  • 5
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,342,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,525 helped Iona to purchase swimming shorts and socks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2011
May 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012