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Vladimir is a focused, hard-working taxi driver from Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine. He is from a family of taxi drivers. Both his father and older brother as well as his father-in-law are all taxi drivers. Vladimir started driving a taxi about 11 years ago. He purchased his first taxi, a Russian brand called Moskvich, for about $3000. Since that time he has owned ten different vehicles and has never had an accident while driving a taxi. He is respected among his fellow taxi drivers and is currently involved in a leadership capacity with one of the radio taxi dispatching companies in Ivano-Frankivsk. Vladimir is married and has a son who is nine. We would say his son has a good chance of growing up to be a third-generation taxi driver!

Vladimir has requested a loan to help cover the purchase and registration costs of a new taxi vehicle he recently bought. This new vehicle is an upgrade over his previous car and is the type of vehicle passengers prefer for long-distance trips. This loan will help Vladimir continue to offer high quality transportation services around Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine and Europe.

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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
  • 2
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,441,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Vladimir help with purchasing and registration costs of new taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 26, 2008