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Alexander and his family live in Gladkovka. He grows early vegetables in greenhouses. On 0.8 ha, he built several greenhouses where he grows 6,000 bushes of early tomatoes, 1,000 cucumber plants, 0.4 tons of potatoes, and 6,000 head of cabbage. Alexander isn't new to this business. His 18 years of experience show. Alexander has learned a lot in his years of farming, and he has gained the expertise that is important to an agriculturalist. At this point, his working capital is about 84,000 hryven, and his net profit is about 3,000 hryven.

Alexander has turned to Kiva for a loan to buy 5,000 hryven worth of seed and 5,000 worth of Agro-fiber, a crop covering for growing vegetables in greenhouse-like conditions. Alexander likes to work the land, to plant seedlings, and to take care of the crops while they mature. He grew up in this environment and he can't imaging life without his beloved farm.

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Александр с семьей живет в Гладковке. Он занимается выращиванием ранних овощей в тепличных условиях. На 80 сотках земли он поставил несколько просторных теплиц, в которых он выращивает 6 000 ранних помидор, 1 000 огурцов, 0.4 тонны картофеля, 6 000 голов капусты. Александр в этом бизнесе не первый день. Восемнадцать лет опыта дают о себе знать. За время занятия фермерством Александр многому научился и приобрел важные для сельскохозяйственника навыки. На данном этапе его оборотный капитал составляет около 84 000 гривен. Чистая прибыль – около 3 000 гривен.

Александр обратился в КИВА за кредитом для того, чтобы приобрести семена на 5 000 гривен и агроволокно на 5 000 гривен для выращивания в тепличных условиях ранних сельхозкультур. Александру нравится работать на земле, высаживать рассаду и заботиться о созревании урожая. Он вырос в этой среде и не представляет себе жизни без своего любимого дела.
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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
  • $6,300,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Alexander to buy 5,000 hryven (UAH) worth of seed and 5,000 hryven worth of a crop covering for growing early vegetables in greenhouse-like conditions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012