Update on IrinaIrina sells women's clothing in the market. Thanks to her last Kiva loan, Irina has increased the range of products she sells and earned additional income. This time, Irina is requesting a loan to purchase goods. This year the winter has been cold, and customer demand for warm winter clothing has gone up. Irina hopes to earn additional income and improve their living conditions. This business is the only source of income for Irina and her 5-year-old son.
Previous Loan DetailsIrina, divorced with a two-year-old son, has been selling women's clothing at one of the markets in Melitopol, Ukraine for the past six years. Assisted by her parents who provided her with some initial working capital, over time Irina has developed her business and gained loyal customers. Today, ... More from Irina's previous loan »
About HOPE UkraineHOPE 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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