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Svitlana is married with two children. She lives in a small town of Storozhnytsya where she sells groceries and household necessities in a small retail store. Svitlana started this business 2 years ago. Because of her hard work, she has been able to offer more and more variety of goods and earn more income. She currently rents her store, but she dreams of owning her own little shop. She is requesting a loan of 5000 Grivnas (about $623) so continue to diversify the goods she sells and build more income towards realizing her dream.

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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
  • 5.8
    Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Svitlana to increase turnover capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009