Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible. For a limited time, if you donate $35 or more, a $25 bonus will be added to your account (you’ll get an email once it’s there).
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase seasonal clothing to sell.

Nataliya's story

Nataliya sells second-hand clothing imported from Europe. This kind of merchandise is in high demand because of the difficult financial situation of many Ukrainians and because new clothing is often of low quality and overpriced. Secondhand clothing is generally of decent quality and affordably priced. Nataliya rents space at the local market and also travels to surrounding towns. She has been in this business for 2 years.

Nataliya hopes to purchase seasonal clothing items, as well as jackets, overalls and bed linens, for 10,000 hryvnia. She plans to save some of the profits to pay for her daughter's tuition to the medical college, which is not cheap.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details