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Mariya is a 63-year-old widow and pensioner living in Khoost. Her meager pension is simply not enough, and so she earns extra money cleaning a store and renting a room to part-time students that come to study in her city.

Mariya has turned to Kiva for a loan because she can no longer avoid getting а new bed and new furniture for her kitchen. She has had health problems for some time, and it is becoming more and more difficult for her to sleep on her old, uncomfortable bed. She has long dreamed of the possibility of buying a new one so that she can sleep easier and her back will hurt less. Additionally, as she gets older, she would like more and more to have a cozy home. Mariya therefore decided that through Kiva funding she can purchase both a new bed and new kitchen furniture, replacing her furniture that has been worn out for a long time.
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Мария живет в Хусте, ей 63 года. Мария – вдова. Она – на пенсии. Мизерной пенсии совсем не хватает, поэтому Мария дополнительно подрабатывает, убирая в магазине, а также сдает комнату студентам-заочникам, которые приезжают учиться в город.

Мария обратилась в КИВА за кредитом, потому что ей необходимы средства для приобретения новой мебели для кухни, а также новая кровать. Здоровье Марии уже давно не то, что было. Ей все труднее спать на старой, неудобной кровати. Она давно мечтала о возможности приобрести новую, чтобы было легче спать и меньше болела спина. К тому же с возрастом все больше хочется уюта в доме, поэтому Мария решила за счет средств, полученных от КИВА, заодно приобрести и кухонную мебель, заменив давно износившуюся старую.

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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
  • 8.1
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mariya to purchase a new bed and new furniture for her kitchen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012