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Svetlana lives and works in Melitopol. She earns a living by selling seasonal women's shoes, as well as bags and hats in the local market. She rents her retail space and has been working in this sphere for six years.

An amount of 15,000 hryvnia is needed by Svetlana to buy seasonal women's shoes. Having great experience in this sphere of trade, Svetlana confronted the recession in purchasing power, a crisis, and currency fluctuations, but she coped and was able to keep the business, while continuing to develop it gradually.
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Светлана живет и работает в Мелитополе. Она зарабатывает на жизнь тем, что реализует сезонную женскую обувь, а также сумки и головные уборы на местном рынке. Свое торговое место она арендует, работая в этой сфере вот уже 6 лет.
Сумма в размере 15 000 гривен нужна Светлане для того, чтобы закупить сезонную женскую обувь. Имея большой опыт работы в этой сфере торговли, Светлана сталкивалась со спадами покупательской способности, кризисом и колебаниями курса валют, но она справилась и смогла сохранить бизнес, продолжая постепенно его развивать.

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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
  • 5
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,850 helped Svetlana to buy seasonal women's shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014