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Yana is single and she lives and runs her business in Mukachevo where she sells food items in the local training school for teachers. She stays busy and almost never has a free minute at her workplace as the demand is really high. Yana has been in this business for one year and currently has about $2400 in merchandise. Her gross income is about $1200.

Yana is a quick learner. She likes aquiring new skills and applying them in her work. These characteristics make her a bright example of an aspiring entrepreneur with great potential for development. This time Yana is requesting a 5000 Grivna loan, $975, to increase the assortment of merchandise she offers for sale at her stand and give her customers a nice selection of snacks to choose from. Yana is hoping to use a portion of the profits generated to help her parents financially.

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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
  • 5.2
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Yana increase assorted inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2008
Oct 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009