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Svetlana is married with one teenage daughter. She owns a small retail business selling women's clothing. Her kiosk is located at a small market in Melitopol town. She makes about 4,000 hryvnia (UAH) per month. Svetlana started this business 10 years ago. She offers good quality products to her clients at affordable prices. Svetlana has many repeat clients that come back to purchase new clothing from her.

Svetlana would like to receive a loan of 13,000 UAH to increase her assortment, especially of her spring inventory. She hopes to increase her income and purchase kitchen appliances for her apartment.

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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
  • 5
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,552,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,650 helped Svetlana to increase the assortment of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011