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Yelena is from Melitopol. She has been trading children's clothing and shoes at one of the city's markets for a period of 14 years already. The retail space she has is her own. The best selling items are dresses, sweaters, blouses and shoes.

Elena plans to invest the loan received from Kiva, in the amount of 15,000 hryvnia, in purchasing products for the school season, which starts on September 1 in Ukraine. However, parents try to prepare the children for school already in August, purchasing all necessary stationary, uniforms and good shoes.
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Елена – из Мелитополя. Она уже в течении 14 лет торгует на одном из рынков города детской одеждой и обувью. Торговое место у нее – собственное. Наиболее продаваемые товары - платья, кофты, блузы и обувь.
Елена планирует вложить полученный от КИВА кредит в размере 15 000 гривен в покупку товара к школьному сезону, который в Украине начинается с 1 сентября. Однако родители уже в августе стараются подготовить ребенка к школе, закупив все необходимые канцтовары, форму и хорошую обувь.

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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
  • 6
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,875 helped Yelena to purchase products for the school season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013