A loan of $2,650 helped to buy office supplies and books to sell at her kiosks.


Elena's story

Elena lives and works in Melitopol. She sells school supplies in two schools and books and office supplies at a registered kiosk in one of the city's major markets. She has about 7 years of experience in this line of work.

Elena plans to use the Kiva loan of 30,000 hryvnia to purchase goods such as office supplies and books. She plans to continue developing her business while avoiding all the pitfalls of running a small business in Ukraine. In the process she will improve her family's living conditions.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Laura Hendrickson



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