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Galina runs a small enterprise in a local market of Shidnitsya, Western Ukraine. She sells sportswear and underwear. Galina has been actively involved in this business for the past two and a half years. Currently, she has over $5000 in gross income.

Galina has an enterprising spirit. She is a thorough planner, very punctual and active. One of her long-term plans is to open another vending stand in the market. Galina believes a current increase of assorted merchandise will help her develop her trade consistently and move her one step further in her business progress. Galina is now requesting a 3000 Grivna loan.

Note: This is a short term "seasonal" loan that will be repaid in two months.

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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
  • 2
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,441,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Galina to re-stock inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2008
Oct 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2009