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Raisa is married with no children. She owns a retail business that sells construction materials. It is a family business where she works with her husband. They started this business six years ago.

The demand for construction materials has been high. However, there has been a number of challenging business situations: licensing, competition, clients buying and not paying for the materials. Raisa did not give up. Together with her husband, Raisa was able to overcome difficulties and continue in business. She is very creative and always happy.

Raisa would like to borrow 17,000 UAH to purchase more inventories. She hopes to satisfy the high demand and increase her sales.

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
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,150 helped Raisa to purchase more stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010