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Svetlana is divorced and has one child. She sells curtains and accessories at Image Market in Beregovo city. Her monthly gross income is 20,000 UAH; the profit is about 5,000 UAH per month.

Svetlana started this business 8 years ago. She was lucky to choose this type of goods to sell, because she had very little competition then, and even now the competition is low. This gives Svetlana a good opportunity to make her living. Svetlana is a kind and hard-working person. She treats her clients well and has a desire to develop her business even more.

Svetlana would like to receive a loan of 11,000 UAH to purchase more inventory. Additional capital would allow her to offer a better assortment of curtains and serve even more clients.

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
  • 3
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,552,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Svetlana to increase her curtain inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011