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Ruslan is married with a 12-year-old son. He lives in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ruslan runs his retail sale business in one of the local markets called “Skhidnyi” (“Eastern”), where he sells groceries. Ruslan started this business only a year ago. However, he’s already making 5,000 Grivnyas in profit each month.

Ruslan is seeking a 10,000 Grivnya loan to purchase 200 kilograms of smoked fish. He is an experienced entrepreneur. He has been self-employed for 18 years and has had transportation services and construction businesses as well as retail sales. The venture Ruslan is running now is the main source of income for his 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
  • 12
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,534,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Ruslan to purchase smoked fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2009
Jan 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010