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Alena is divorced with a grown son. She is from the village of Kardashinka Malaya. She has been farming in greenhouses for 25 years. She grows early and late cucumbers, tomatoes, and radishes on her own 25-acre plot of land. After Alena was divorced, she remained single, and had to do everything and raise her son. Alena did not give up and was eventually able to start growing in greenhouses. Alena is asking for a loan of 20,000 hryvnia to reconstruct the greenhouses. She needs to buy seeds and plastic sheeting for covering the greenhouses in the growing season.
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Алена – разведена, у нее есть взрослый сын. Она сама - из села Малая Кардашинка. Она занимается тепличным бизнесом уже 25 лет. Выращивает ранние и поздние огурцы, помидоры и редис на собственном участке в 25 соток. После того, как Алена развелась, она осталась сама, нужно было тянуть все на себе и поднимать сына. Алена не сдалась и справилась, смогла начать тепличное хозяйство.
Кредит в размере 20 000 гривен нужен Алене для того, чтобы реконструировать теплицу, а также купить семена и полиэтиленовую пленку для перетяжки теплиц в этом новом тепличном сезоне.

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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
  • 12
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,534,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.0
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Alena buy seeds and plastic sheeting for covering greenhouses in the growing season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013