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Update on Alexander

Alexander works as a blacksmith. He rents premises of 150 square meters to use as his work space on the territory of a now-defunct factory. He has been working in this business for 9 years. He makes gates, railings, grilles for windows, and he also produces some artistic items. Alexander has approached Kiva for a loan of 22,000 Ukrainian Hryvnya to purchase some equipment for business so he can expand it. He is a man of diverse interests: he is not only a remarkable blacksmith, but a good family man who loves active holidays. He enjoys biking to the mountains and he maps out bike routes that are several days in duration for him and his family to ride together.
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Александр работает кузнецом. Он арендует помещение размером в 150 квадратных метров для своего кузнечного цеха на территории бывшей фабрики. Александр занимается этим бизнесом уже 9 лет. Изготавливает кованные ворота, перила, разные решётки для окон, делает также художественную ковку.
Александр обратился к КИВА за кредитом в размере 22 000 гривен для того, чтобы приобрести оборудование для бизнеса и расширять свое дело. Александр разносторонне развитый человек: он не только замечательный мастер, но хороший семьянин и любитель активного отдыха. Он любит ездить в горы на велосипеде, устраивает веломаршруты на несколько дней, проводя таким образом время с семьей.

Previous Loan Details

Alexander and his family are from Khoost in western Ukraine. He rents a warehouse that has been reequipped as a blacksmith shop. There Alexander manufactures exclusive forged works: handrails, gates, furniture, various pedestals and racks, etc. Nothing he produces is made from a pattern. He ... More from Alexander's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Ukraine

  • $8,200
    Average annual income
  • 3
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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 $2,725 helped Alexander to buy equipment for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Alexander. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More