In Ukraine many people prefer shopping in the market. Irina is one of the market vendors who serve these clients. After trying out a couple of other business ventures, she found that she liked selling retail items the most. She credits her success to finding a good market opportunity and to receiving timely financial assistance from “Nadiya Ukraine.” Her integrity and hard-working attitude have allowed her to establish her business and keep it stable. Presently, Irina earns about 8,000 Grivnyas each month.
After 15 years in business, Irina is requesting a loan of 15,000 Gryvnias in order to stock her retail space with new inventory, which she will be able to purchase in bulk. Irina and her husband Andrei are the proud parents of two daughters. Her desire is to increase her productivity and raise her net income so that she can continue to provide for her family.
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.