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Ludmila is a widow with one son. She lives in Zaporozhye city and sells men's and women's shoes. Ludmila has been in this business for 11 years. She is a hard-working person and a good entrepreneur.

Ludmila sells her inventories at two markets different markets. She takes her inventory to a small city and sells there during the week. Then she goes back a market in Zaporozhye city and work there during the weekend.

Ludmila would like a loan of 5,000 Gryvnas to purchase winter inventory. She can purchase it with a good discount and make more profit. This will help her to raise her son, since her business is the only source of income for the family.

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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 $650 helped Ludmila to purchase winter inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2012