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Ludmila is a widow with one son. She sells men's and women's shoes at a market in Zaporozhye. Ludmila has been in this business for 10 years. She is a hard working person and a good entrepreneur. She takes her inventory to a small city and sells there during the week, then she goes back to the Zaporozhye market and sells there during the weekend. Ludmila would like a loan of $1150 to purchase more winter inventory. She can purchase it with a good discount and make more profit. This will help her to raise her son, since her business is the only source of income for the family.

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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
  • 3
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,313,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.8
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Ludmila to purchase winter inventories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2008
Jan 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010