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Irina sells dresses from her rented store. She has been in this business for 22 years. She has excellent taste and many customers. Irina wants to buy a new collection of summer dresses. She can make a purchase now, at an advantageous price, which will help her to earn extra profits.

Recently Irina's store was robbed. They stole part of her inventory. And while the clothes weren't found, Irina didn't lose hope. She kept on selling and grew her sales figures. This allowed her to get her business back on an even footing.

Irina is married and they have three adult children who live at home. Currently Irina is investing the lion's share of her profit back into her business. Her dream is to buy her own store, even if it is small, and to increase her sales volume.
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Ирина продает вечерние платья в арендованном магазине. Она занимается этим бизнесом уже 22 года. У нее хороший вкус и много покупателей. Ирина хочет закупить новую коллекцию платьев на лето. Сейчас она может сделать закупки по выгодной цене, что поможет ей получить дополнительную прибыль.

Недавно у Ирины произошла кража. Украли часть ее товара с торговой точки. И хотя товар не нашли, Ирина не отчаилась. Она продолжала торговать и наращивать объем продаж, что помогло ей восстановитьс бизнес.

Ирина замужем, у нее с мужем трое взрослых детей, которые живут вместе с ними. Сейчас большую часть прибыли из бизнеса Ирина инвестирует обратно в бизнес. Ее мечта - куписть собственное помещение - небольшой магазинчик и увеличить объем продаж.

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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

  • $8,000
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,185,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $4,025 helped Irina to purchase dresses for selling.
38% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: