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Mariya lives in Drogobych. She sells embroidered shirts and blouses, towels, flower garlands and embroidery accessories, i.e. beads, embroidery patterns and yarn. She has been running this business for 18 years. Her two vending kiosks are located at a big local market that is very popular among the locals.
Mariya turned to KIVA for assistance of 5,000 Grivnas to purchase candles and fabric for embroidery. This type of merchandise has become very popular these days and sells very well. Mariya is hoping to sell purchased merchandise and re-invest the income in her business.

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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
  • 8.2
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mariya to purchase candles and fabric for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014