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Aleksei is from Kamenka. He and his family live in this town and are involved in a greenhouse business. This type of business is very popular in this part of the country, where many people make a living from running agricultural businesses. Aleksei has several large greenhouses, two of them are 60x14 meters and 30x20 meters. He also has three small and two greenhouses for seedlings. One of his greenhouses has heating and is used for seedlings. Aleksei has been involved in this business for 30 years. He invested about 70 000 hryvnia into the business. His annual expenses for seeds and plastic amount to about 25 000 hryvnia. Aleksei plans to invest the 10 000 hryvnia loan into a purchase of seedlings with 5 000 hryvnia and plastic with 4 500 hryvnia, and also into an installation of a drip irrigation system with 500 hryvnia. With time, Aleksei dreams of providing heating for all of his greenhouses in order to grow vegetables earlier and start sales in early spring.
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Алексей – из Каменки. Вместе с семьей они живут в этом городке и занимаются тепличным бизнесом. Этот вид деятельности очень популярен в этой части страны, где многие живут за счет ведения сельского хозяйства. У Алексея несколько больших теплиц, две из них размером 60х14 метров и 30х20 метров, есть еще 3 маленькие и 2 теплицы под рассаду. Одна из теплиц отапливается, ее используют для рассады. Алексей занимается этим бизнесом уже 30 лет. В хозяйство он вложил около 70 000 гривен. Ежегодно затраты на семена и пленку составляют около 25 000 гривен.

Алексей планирует вложить кредит в 10 000 гривен в закупку рассады на 5 000 гривен и пленки на 4 500 гривен, а также установку простейшей системы капельного орошения на 500 гривен. Со временем Алексей мечтает сделать отопление во всех теплицах, чтобы выращивать овощи еще раньше и начинать торговлю ранней весной.
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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.

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  • $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 Aleksei to buy seedlings, plastic and install a drip irrigation system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 23, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 28, 2012