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Lesya is married with two sons. She is an entrepreneur from the town of Khoost, Western Ukraine. Lesya runs a small business selling bicycles that are in high demand in her small town where very few people can afford to buy and own a car. Along with bicycles, she also sells different parts and accessories for them. Lesya works really hard to keep her business sustainable and running smoothly. Lesya has been operating her business for 3 years. Currently, she earns about 4,300 UAH a month in net profit.

Lesya hopes to develop her business further. She is thinking about purchasing additional merchandise to facilitate her sales and business activity. She is requesting a loan of 8,000 UAH to help her offer a larger variety of this type of merchandise.

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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 $1,025 helped Lesya to purchase additional merchandise for her bike shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011