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Anna is a dedicated entrepreneur who sells shoes at the busy Barabashovo market in Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine. An experienced business owner, she has been in business for about ten years. She is able to buy shoes wholesale from a large distributor and then resells them for a profit. Anna is divorced and has two kids. Her business is a valuable source of income for her family.

Anna has requested a loan to help purchase some new inventory. The onset of the colder season makes this a busy time of the year for many market vendors. This loan will enable Anna to capitalize on demand and increase her profits while she works to support herself and improve her business.

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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
  • 5.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Anna purchase inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2007
Dec 2, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 7, 2008