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Svetlana is divorced and raises a 9-year-old son herself. She is an entrepreneur from Melitopol where she sells men’s clothing in one of the local markets. Svetlana has been in this business for about 3 years. Financial assistance of Nadiya Ukraine have helped her increase assorted merchandise and expand considerably. Currently, Svetlana has about 4000 UAH in inventory. Her income is about 800 UAH a month.

Svetlana has a reasonable pricing policy which attracts customers to her vending facility. This summer season she is planning to increase seasonal inventory which is why she is requesting a loan of 2500 Grivnas. Svetlana is a single mom and works hard to sustain her family. She is hoping to generate additional income and invest part of the profit in reconstruction of her old house which needs to be repaired.

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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
  • $6,399,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.7
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Svetlana to increase summer assortment of merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2008