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Svetlana lives in Melitopol. She sells various goods at a local shopping centre where she rents space for her shop. She has been in this line of work for 12 years and has acquired considerable experience in customer relations.

Svetlana has turned to Kiva for a loan of 10,000 hryvnia in order to purchase souvenirs and lamps prior to the Ukraine's holiday season. Using these funds, she hopes to expand the assortment of her merchandise in anticipation of increased holiday sales.
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Светлана живет в Мелитополе. Она торгует розничными товарами в местном торговом центре, арендуя у них торговую площадь. Светлана работает в этой сфере уже 12 лет, имеет неплохой опыт взаимодействия с клиентами.
Светлана обратилась к КИВА за суммой в 10 000 гривен для того, чтобы закупить сувениры и светильники перед праздничными днями в Украине. За счет полученных средств она надеется расширить свой ассортимент перед сезоном хороших продаж в преддверии праздников.

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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 $1,250 helped Svetlana to stock up on souvenirs and light fixtures.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013