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Alexander, his wife and their two adult children live in the village of Blagoveschenka. Alexander has been farming for 20 years, he grows early vegetables for the city markets. He owns a large plot of land where he has three greenhouses, as well as a small greenhouse for seedlings. He has invested 40,000 griven into his farm and he spends 21,000 griven yearly for seeds and plastic foil.

Alexander is planning to use the 15,000 griven KIVA loan to get ready for the farming season: he will be able to buy plastic foil for 7,000 griven, seeds for 5,000 griven and manure for fertilizing for 3,000 griven. Alexander is planning to develop his business in the future since he needs more profits in order to repair his newly purchased house.
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Александр с женой и двумя взрослыми детьми живет в селе Благовещенка. Он уже 20 лет занимается сельским хозяйством, выращивая ранние овощи в тепличных условиях на продажу. Александр владеет большим участком земли, на которых он поставил уже 3 теплицы, а также одну под рассаду. В хозяйство у него вложено 40 000 гривен. Ежегодно затраты на семена и пленку составляют около 21 000 гривен.

Александр планирует вложить кредит КИВА в размере 15 000 гривен в подготовку к новому фермерскому сезону: он сможет закупить пленку на 7 000 гривен, семена на 5 000 гривен и навоз в качестве удобрений на 3 000 гривен. Александр делает ставку на развитие, хочет со временем сделать полный ремонт в доме, который они не так давно приобрели.
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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
  • 5
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,342,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,875 helped Alexander to purchase seeds, fertilizer and plastic foil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2012