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Svetlana works at one of the markets in her hometown - Belaya Tserkov. She sells groceries. For a long time, about 10 years, Svetlana worked for an owner. She started working for herself only 4 months ago. At the moment her gross income is around 9,000 hryvnia and profit is around 3,000 hryvnia.

Svetlana would like to invest a sum of 5,000 hryvnia in the purchase of equipment to cut cheese and sausages and also to purchase groceries for sale. Svetlana hopes to use the profits to improve the living conditions for her family and to continue growing her business.
Note: the story is in Russian
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Светлана работает на одном из рынков своего родного города – Белая Церковь. Она торгует бакалеей. Достаточно долго, около 10 лет Светлана работала на хозяйку. Только 4 месяца назад стала работать на себя. На данный момент ее валовый доход составляет около 9 000 гривен, прибыль – около 3 000 гривен.

Светлана хочет вложить сумму в 5 000 гривен в приобретение оборудования для нарезки сыров и колбас, а также закупить продуктовый товар. За счет полученной прибыли Светлана надеется улучшить условия проживания для своей семьи и продолжать развивать свой бизнес.
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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
  • 8.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Svetlana to purchase equipment for cutting cheese and sausages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012