A loan helped to buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and sweatsuits to sell to her customers this spring.


Svetlana's story

Svetlana has been selling sportswear since 1996. She sells shorts, t-shirts, track suits, and jackets. Before she started working at the market, Svetlana worked at a local factory, but it closed and Svetlana had to find a new place to work. She thought for a bit and decided to start her own business. Svetlana sells items that are in demand and she has many return customers. She works 6 days a week from 8 AM to 2 PM. Monday is her day off. Thanks to this business, Svetlana is able to have a stable income, to maintain her house, and to help her son when he needs help. About 2 years ago, she was able to build a boutique for her business. Svetlana is planning a trip to the wholesale market to buy goods for sale in spring. She wants to invest 40,000 hryvnia (UAH) into new inventory by buying track suits, shirts, coats, and pants at a good price and then selling them at retail prices.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Erin Coyne.


This loan is special because:

It reaches rural populations with less access to opportunity.



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