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Update on Lyova

Lyova was born in Georgia. He worked there as a builder but with every year, it became harder and harder to feed his family. Several years ago, he and his family decided to move to Ukraine to the village of Vodyanoye. Here he began studying agriculture and learned from his relatives how to grow vegetables. Every year, his business grows and now he has several greenhouses already.

Last year, Lyova used a Kiva loan to install a heating system. That being said, he understood that for his quantity of greenhouses he would need a more powerful heater. Lyova is requesting a loan in the amount of 30,000 hryvnia to buy a more powerful boiler heater for his greenhouses. This will help him to plant his seedlings earlier and sell his harvest for a better price.

Lyova has a big family with four children. Now two of his daughters are of marrying age, which is why he is trying with all of his strength and finances to invest in his business in order to help his children start their own, individual lives.
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Лёва родом из Грузии, там он работал строителем, но с каждым годом все труднее было прокормить семью. Несколько лет назад он семьей решил переехать на Украину в с.Водяное. Здесь он стал осваивать сельское хозяйство, учился у родственников как выращивать овощи. С каждым годом бизнес растет и сейчас у него уже есть несколько теплиц.

В прошлом году Лева воспользовался КИВА кредитом для усановки отопления. При этом он понял, что на то количество теплиц, которое у него есть нужен более мощный котел. Лева просит предоставить ему кредит 30,000 гривен для покупки более мощного отопительного котла для своих теплиц. Это поможет ему раньше высадить рассаду и продать урожай по более выгодной цене.

У Лёвы большая семья, четверо детей, сейчас уже две дочери на выданье, поэтому он старается как можно больше сил и средств вкладывать в хозяйство, чтобы помочь детям начать самостоятельную жизнь.

Previous Loan Details

For the past twelve years, Lyova and his wife have been growing cucumbers and tomatoes in greenhouses. He has rented a plot of land in the village of Vodyanoye. Before that, Lyova lived in Georgia where he worked as a builder. He moved his family to Ukraine where he could work and feed his family... More from Lyova's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

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.


About Ukraine

  • $8,200
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,400,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.2
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,650 helped Lyova purchase and install a more powerful heater for his greenhouses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014