A loan of $625 helped to purchase office supplies and school bags.


Svetlana's story

Svetlana is from Vinogradov. She mostly sells women's clothing. But just before the new school year begins, she also sells school bags, office supplies, and various school supplies. Svetlana works by herself, without any hired help. She has been working in this business for 10 years. She loves to grow flowers; it helps her to relax and rest, especially after the period of stress when she was recently going through a divorce. She needs 5000 hriven to buy office supplies, backpacks, and bags to sell before September 1, when the schools and university begin classes. Svetlana plans to invest the proceeds from the loan into expanding her business, especially buying batches of clothing for sale in the autumn and winter.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Peter and Lynne Weil



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