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Pavel makes his living driving a taxi around the city of Khoost in the beautiful western Ukraine. A pleasant mannered young man, operating his own taxi has fulfilled Pavel’s long-term desire to be self-employed. He offers good service to his customers and tries to give them an enjoyable ride. Pavel has been in business for about 2 years. His monthly income is typically around $700, a good middle wage for a single person.

Pavel has requested a six month loan of $500 to help purchase a fare meter for his taxi. These meters allow taxi drivers to more accurately charge for their services based on time and distance rather than set fares. We are happy for this opportunity to help Pavel improve his business and continue his success.

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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
  • 1
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,399,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Pavel to purchase a meter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2008