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Svetlana lives with her husband and two sons—nine and four years of age—in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine. She is an entrepreneur selling accessories at the market: belts, handbags, caps, blazers and slippers. Sveltana always keeps her prices affordable which gives her an advantage over other market vendors offering similar wares. Svetlana has been in business for almost eight years. Her monthly income is about 6,000 UAH.

Svetlana needs a loan of 20,000 UAH in order to pay the rent on her market stall and also to stock up on belts, handbags and men’s blazers. Svetlana is a pragmatic vendor: she starts planning for the spring and warmer weather in advance and would like to renew her assortment of wares for young people. Svetlana hopes to use her revenues in order to finish repairs in the apartment where she lives with her family.

Note: this business description is in Russian.
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Светлана с супругом и двумя сыновьями – 9 и 4 года – живет в Ивано-Франковске, Западная Украина. Она – рыночный предприниматель, занимается торговлей галантереей: ремнями, сумочками, кепками, блейзерами и тапками. У Светланы всегда умеренно низкие цены, что дает ей преимущество перед другими рыночниками с подобной группой товаров. В бизнесе Светлана уже 8 год. Ежемесячная прибыль составляет около 6 000 гривен.

Светлане необходим кредит в размере 20 000 гривен для того, чтобы оплатить аренду торгового места, а также закупить ассортимент ремней, сумок и мужских блейзеров. Светлана – прагматичный предприниматель. Она заранее готовится к весне и потеплению и хочет обновить ассортимент товара для молодежи. За счет полученной от бизнеса прибыли Светлана надеется доделать ремонт в квартире, в которой живет вместе с семьей.
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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
  • 3
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,313,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Svetlana to pay the rent on her market stall and also to stock up on belts, handbags and men’s blazers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013