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Oksana has a business selling popular cookies and candies from a rented space at the city market in Kahovka, Ukraine. She carries a nice selection of delicious cookies – from jelly cookies to chocolate covered delights – as well as Ukrainian made chocolate bars and boxed candies. Cookies and candies are popular snacks with tea in Ukraine and boxed candies are frequently given as gifts for special occasions so there is always a good demand for the products Oksana sells. Oksana is married and has two teenage children. Her business is a good source of income for her family.

Oksana requests a loan of $500 to purchase new inventory for her business. She hopes to see good sales and income while meeting the needs of many customers.

Additional Information

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
  • 7
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Oksana to increase inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2008