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Irina is divorced. She has a grown son, Vladislav. Irina runs a small vending business selling men’s and women’s footwear in the markets of the Kherson region. Sixteen years ago Irina was forced to find ways to feed her family and this is when she ventured to start a business selling footwear. Currently, Irina has 75,000 Grivnyas of turnover capital. Her income amounts to 16,000 Grivnyas.

Irina is seeking a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to purchase 250 pairs of summer footwear for further retail sale in marketplaces of the Kherson region. Irina works with different groups of customers and always sets it as a priority to meet their demands and help them find what they are looking for.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Irina to purchase 250 pairs of summer footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012