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Andryi lives in the Khoost District of western Ukraine. He has a son and is divorced. Andryi rents a warehouse that has been re-equipped as a blacksmith shop where he produces exclusive forged products, namely handrails, gates, furniture, and various pedestals and stands. Andryi is a talented craftsman. None of his products are based on patterns, instead he approaches each order individually. Andryi has no competition. His products enjoy strong demand and he has his own client base. He has been in this business for 6 years. His net profit is a little more than 6,000 hryven (UAH) per month.

A loan of 10,000 hryven is necessary for Andryi to buy bar stock and additional equipment (a vise) for his blacksmith shop. Andryi's clients know that each item he produces is painstakingly made and unique, nothing is cloned. Because of this, everyone who has dealt with him even once greatly appreciates the quality of his work. Andryi is devoted to his work. He invests in it a great deal of energy and time, and he plans to develop his business and to expand it as much as possible.

Note: story in Russian.
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Андрей живет в Хустском районе, Западная Украина. Он состоит в разводе с женой, у него есть ребенок. Андрей арендует склад, переоборудованный под кузницу, изготавливает эксклюзивные кованные изделия, а именно перила, ворота, мебель, разные подставки. Андрей – очень талантливый мастер. Все изделия он делает не по шаблону, но к каждому заказу подходит индивидуально. У Андрея нет конкурентов. Товар пользуется спросом, есть своя клиентская база. Занимается этим бизнесом уже 6 лет. Чистая прибыль составляет немногим больше 6 000 гривен ежемесячно.

Кредит в размере 10 000 гривен необходим Андрею для того, чтобы приобрести металлические заготовки и дополнительное оборудование (тиски) для кузницы. Клиенты Андрея знают, что каждую вещь он изготавливает очень старательно и неповторимо, никогда не клонирует изделия, поэтому качество работы Андрея очень ценят все, кто хоть раз к нему обращался. Андрей предан своему делу. Он вкладывает в него много сил и времени и планирует и в дальнейшем развивать свой бизнес и расширяться по мере возможности.
Пометка: история на русском языке

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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
  • 4
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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 $1,250 helped Andryi to buy bar stock and additional equipment (a vise) for his blacksmith shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012