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Svetlana lives in a small town and runs her own business. She buys milk in bulk from her neighbors and makes dairy products - cottage cheese and sour cream, which she sells at the market.
Svetlana plans to expand her business and increase her sales. She is asking for a loan to buy a refrigerator and a freezer, which will allow her to buy more milk and store more dairy products.
Svetlana is building a house and saving money for her daughter, who is going to graduate from high school and go to college this year.
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Светлана живет в небольшом городке и имеет свой бизнес. Она покупает молоко у односельчан оптом и производит молочные продукты - творог и сметану, которые продает на рынке.

Светлана намерена расширять свой бизнес и увеличивать объем продаж. Она просит предоставить ей кредит для покупки холодильника и морозильной камеры, которые позволят ей покупать больше сырья и хранить больше продукции.

Светлана строит дом, а также собирает деньги для дочери, которая в этом году оканчивает школу и собирается поступать в колледж.

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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
  • $6,400,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.2
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,475 helped Svetlana to buy appliances for storing milk and dairy products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013