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Antonina lives in Melitopol together with her daughter, Anastasia. She is involved in selling women's clothing at her town's central market. This is not her first year in this business, and she has a good retail location and affordable prices. Over the 15 years of work, Antonina was able to increase her income, which now amounts to 7,000 hryvnia per month. All together, her merchandise is currently worth 50,000 hryvnia. Antonina requested a loan from Kiva in order to purchase an additional inventory of merchandise for the winter season. She plans to invest 12,000 hryvnia into a purchase of an inventory of trousers for women. A wide selection of multi-fabric trousers of various sizes would please many different tastes and preferences of Antonina's customers; thus, giving her an opportunity to earn more before the holidays. After making an additional profit, Antonina hopes to purchase new household appliances for her house.
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Антонина живет в Мелитополе вместе со своей дочерью Анастасией. Она занимается торговлей женской одеждой на центральном рынке своего города. В бизнесе не первый год, у нее хорошее торговое место и приемлемые цены. За 15 лет работы в этой сфере Антонина смогла увеличить свой доход, который сейчас составляет 7 000 гривен в месяц. В целом в товаре у нее на данный момент 50 000 гривен.

Антонина обратилась к КИВА за кредитом с целью закупить дополнительную партию товара к зимнему сезону. Она планирует вложить 12 000 гривен в закупку партии брюк для женщин. Широкий ассортимент разнофактурных брючек разных размеров сможет удовлетворить самые разнообразные вкусы и предпочтения клиенток Антонины, тем самым давая ей возможность подзаработать перед праздниками. Получив дополнительную прибыль, Антонина надеется приобрести новую бытовую технику в дом.
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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
  • 6
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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 $1,525 helped Antonina to purchase an additional inventory of merchandise for the winter season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 27, 2012