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Marina is married with a son and a daughter. Her family of four lives in the town of Melitopol. Marina sells leather accessories in the local ‘Rizhskyi' market, i.e. purses, wallets, folders, etc. She launched her enterprise 14 years ago. Presently, Marina has 35,000 grivnyas in inventory. Her net profit amounts to 5,000 grivnyas a month.

Marina is planning to invest the loan of 15,000 Grivnyas in the purchase of assorted women's purses. She is hoping to meet the demands of her female clients offering them a nice selection of purses and handbags at reasonable prices that will please different tastes. Marina likes working with this type of merchandise. She is hoping to keep growing her trade and open an additional vending location in the future.

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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 $1,900 helped Marina to purchase a variety of purses for further retail sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013