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Update on Elena

Elena is a resident of the south-east of Ukraine. She has worked with trade at the market for 15 years already. She sells yearn and knitting accessories. She owns her own sales point.

For the amount of 15,000 hryvnia, Elena plans to purchase yarn of different quality and composition for sale. Elena likes to work in this business. She would like to expand her activity and further invest the income from the selling goods in expanding her business.
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Елена — жительница юго-востока Украины. Занимается торговлей на рынке уже 15 лет. Торгует пряжей и принадлежностями для вязки. Торговое место у нее собственное.
Елена планирует закупить пряжу разного качества и состава на продажу на сумму в 15 000 гривен. Елене нравится работать с данным товаром и она хочет развивать свое дело и дальше, вкладывая полученные от реализации товара средства в последующее развитие своего предприятия.

Previous Loan Details

Elena is married and has two children. She has her own business. She sells yarn at the city's central market and has her own retail outlet. Elena has 15 years of work experience. She is hardworking and responsible. Elena wants to develop her business in order to improve the family's welfare. Sh... More from Elena's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Ukraine

  • $8,200
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Ukraine Loans Fundraising
  • $6,534,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.9
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Elena to purchase additional supplies of yarn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014