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Alexander and his family live in Berdyansk. For 11 years already he has been selling fishing gear at the local market, including: hooks, nets, floats, fishing line, etc. Berdyansk is a coastal city where many fishermen live, and where people often come from other cities to go fishing. Alexander's business is successful and he has regular customers. He has about 50,000 hryven in working capital.

Alexander would like to invest the funds he receives through Kiva in increasing his assortment of merchandise, buying new products, and to supplement his working capital. The free cash flow will help Alexander to develop his business even further.

Note: story in Russian
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Александр с семьей живет в Бердянске. На протяжении уже 11 лет он занимается реализацией рыболовецких снастей: крючков, сетей, поплавков, лески и т.д. на местном рынке. Бердянск – приморский город. В нем живет много рыбаков, а также часто сюда приезжают из других городов, чтобы порыбачить. Бизнес Александра пользуется успехом, у него есть свои постоянные покупатели. Его оборотный капитал составляет около 50 000 гривен.

Александр хотел бы вложить полученные от КИВА средства в увеличение ассортимента товара, закупку нового товара и пополнение оборотных средств. Свободные денежные средства помогут Александру развивать свой бизнес и дальше.
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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
  • 1
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,441,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Alexander to widen his assortment of merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013