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Alexander lives and works in Vodyanoye. He has his own vegetable farm. He has 3 pieces of land. He rents out the first piece. He has 3 large hothouses on the second piece, and he is building a new hothouse on the third piece. Alexander has been growing vegetables for 6 years. He has about 200,000 hryven invested in his farm. His yearly expenses for seed and hothouse film are about 84,000 hryven.

Alexander is planning to invest the funds he receives through Kiva in purchasing coal for heating the hothouses. Recently, Alexander was able to install the necessary heating systems, but now he must constantly buy coal. Alexander looks upon his prospects realistically. He sees that there is the possibility to develop further, to build additional hothouses and continue to expand.

Note: story in Russian
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Александр живет и работает в Водяном. У него свое фермерское хозяйство. Александр выращивает овощи. У него 3 участка земли, один из которых он сдает в аренду. На втором стоят 3 большие теплицы, на третьем он устанавливает новую теплицу. Выращиванием овощей Александр занимается уже 6 лет. В хозяйство было вложено около 200 000 гривен. Затраты на семена и пленку составляют ежегодно 84 000 гривен.

Александр планирует вложить полученные от КИВА средства в закупку угля для отопления теплиц. Александр недавно смог установить необходимое отопительное оборудование для своих теплиц, но теперь постоянно нужно закупать уголь для обогрева. Александр реалистично смотрит на свои перспективы. Он видит, что есть возможность развиваться еще, строить дополнительные теплицы и продолжать развиваться.
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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 $2,500 helped Alexander to buy coal for heating his hothouses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2012
Mar 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012