Ivan is married and has one child. He makes a living selling food at a small store in Nikopol city. His location is very good, and he serves many customers because he is willing to work late. Ivan has been in this business for 15 years, and knows a good deal about it. Ivan is also a very punctual and detail-oriented person, character traits that help him in his business. Ivan can always figure out how many supplies he needs so there is enough on hand to meet customer needs and it is always fresh. Ivan has applied for a loan to increase his inventory of items to sell. He will spend the additional income made possible by this loan to improve his living conditions.
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.