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Mariya is married. She runs a small business selling women’s clothing in the central market in Vinogradovo, Ukraine. She has been in business for over ten years. She has an enterprising spirit and is very hard-working and persevering. The success she has achieved in her business is a direct result of her efforts and commitment to her work. Presently, Mariya has 25,000 Grivnyas in inventory. Her income is about 3,000 Grivnyas each month.

Mariya would like to obtain a loan of 9,000 Grivnyas to open a new vending facility and stock it with necessary merchandise. Wide selection of clothing items will help her better present the benefits of her products and services to her customers. Mariya tries to avoid copying the inventory of other market vendors. She has built a good reputation for the quality of her products and support services. We believe that her constant quest to improve her business and services will help her achieve continued success and enable her to repay this loan on time.

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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
  • 12
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,534,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mariya to open a new vending facility and stock it with necessary merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 3, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010