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Elena is a widow who supports herself with a small business selling fresh fish at a market in Melitopol, Ukraine. Her husband died tragically, leaving Elena and their son, who is now about seventeen. Elena has been selling fish for two years and works with her mother in the business. Her mother has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, which has been a help to Elena.

Elena has requested a loan of 1500 Ukrainian Griven ($325 USD) to add to her business working capital. Her goal is to expand the business in the future. We are happy to be able to offer this financial assistance to Elena and look forward to her continued success.

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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
  • 1
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,345,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Elena add to working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008