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Mariya is married and has two children. Her family lives in the city of Khoost. Mariya is retired, but she is very active and can't just sit around the house doing nothing. Because of this, Mariya decided to earn extra money at home by making duvets to order. Using material brought by her clients, Mariya provides them with high quality, well made duvets. This isn't the first year Mariya has been doing this and with this side work, she earns 1,500 hryven (UAH) in supplement to her pension of 843 hryvni.

Mariya's son is getting ready to be married. Mariya is a very caring mother and she started to think ahead about where the young couple will live. For this reason, Mariya applied for a loan through Kiva to remodel her home, where the newlyweds will live, and to get everything ready for their new life together.

Note: story in Russian
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Мария – замужем, у нее двое детей. Ее семья проживает в городе Хуст. Мария – на пенсии. Однако она очень деятельная и не может просто сидеть дома, ничего не делая. Поэтому Мария решила подрабатывать и шить дома пуховые одеяла на заказ. Используя материал заказчика, Мария предоставляет клиенту качественный товар, сшитый на совесть. Этим она занимается уже не первый год. За счет этой подработки получает дополнительный доход в размере 1 500 гривен, к своей пенсии в 843 гривны.

Сын Марии собирается скоро жениться. Мария – очень заботливая мать. Она заранее стала думать о том, где будет жить молодая семья. Поэтому Мария обратилась за кредитом в КИВА для того, чтобы сделать ремонт дома, куда переедут молодожены, чтобы все подготовить к их совместной жизни после свадьбы.
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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

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 $1,875 helped Mariya to remodel her home, where her son and his bride will live after their wedding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 8, 2012