Project 6: Ganna Shkirta in the Ukraine

Ganna Shkirta

Here is a summary of The Road’s sixth social project:

A micro-financing loan to Ganna Shkirta in Ukraine.

Ganna successfully runs her own fruit and vegetable sales business in downtown Korolyovo, Ukraine. She started her business 7 years ago.

One of the main secrets of her success is its favorable location in a busy neighborhood. Many customers have become loyal clients.

Ganna loves her work. She manages all her finances herself. Currently, she has about 15,000 Grivnas (+- US$2,700) invested in her business. Her monthly net profit is about 5,000 Grivnas (+- US$900).

Ganna requested a loan to purchase additional merchandise to increase her sales. With the additional profits, Ganna plans to continue developing her business, providing stable and consistent income for her family. (See Ganna’s full profile on Kiva)

This loan goes through “Hope Ukraine”, the local micro financing partner of Kiva.

Loan Request: $875
Repayment terms: 8 months (Deadline Aug 15 2009)
We gave her a loan of US$50

This is The Road’s 6th social project. The funds for this loan were donated by the VK0IR Heard Island expedition team.

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