Update on SvetlanaSvetlana is a businesswoman that sells beverages. Thanks to her last loan, she purchased a refrigerator which allowed her to expand her business. This time, Svetlana is asking for an loan to make repairs to her apartment. She lives in an apartment building and when her neighbors living above her broke a water pipe, her apartment flooded. She plans to make repairs to the bathroom, kitchen, fix the ceiling and change the wallpaper.
Previous Loan DetailsSvetlana is asking for a loan to increase the range of her commodities. With the additional income, she plants to buy a refrigerated room. Svetlana plans to expand her business and, if possible, open another outlet. Svetlana lives with her husband in their home. With a previous loan she was able ... More from Svetlana'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.
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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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