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Mariya is divorced with two grown daughters. She is an entrepreneur from Berdyansk where she sells men's footwear in one of the local marketplaces of her hometown. Mariya has been in this trade for 10 years. Currently, she has about 6,500 Grivnyas in working capital. Her net profit amounts to 2,000 Grivnyas a month.

Mariya is requesting a loan of 6,000 Grivnyas to reconstruct her vending facility and increase assorted merchandise for the summer season. She is hoping to buy seasonal inventory in bulk for further retail sale at reasonable prices. Mariya is known as a vendor of integrity and respect. Despite all financial challenges many Ukrainian entrepreneurs are facing these days, she has secured a good reputation among her customers and fellow businessmen.

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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
  • 7.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Mariya to reconstruct her vending kiosk and increase assorted merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2010
May 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011