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Boris supports himself and his wife, Ida, by selling items for use in the home that everyone seems to need at one time or another. From matches, lighters and small tools to clocks, nails and glue--if a customer needs something small for use at home, Boris is likely to have it. He tries to maintain a large selection of items, and has developed a good reputation for running a shop where you can find what you need. His kiosk at the central market in Beregovo is in a good location that attracts customers.

Boris and his wife are facing some financial difficulties. Their home was damaged by a small earthquake, and the insurance company did not help them meet the cost of repairs as it should have. Boris is facing much higher out-of-pocket costs to fix the damage, and needs to generate more income from his business as he works to have his home repaired.

Boris has asked for a loan to help purchase new inventory. The type of business he runs experiences high product turnover, and the loan will help him buy a large number of new items to sell.

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.

About Ukraine

  • $8,200
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,552,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Boris purchase inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2007
Jul 3, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 9, 2008