Svitlana is married. She lives in Belaya Tserkov and sells groceries and pastry in the city market called “Bilotserkivets”. Her merchandise always sells well because of the lower price policy Svitlana has set in her kiosk. She is a hard worker and usually works late hours after all other market vendors are done with their sales for the day. Svitlana has been in the trade for five years. Currently, her turnover capital is about $2000. Gross income is about $1450 a month, while monthly net profit is usually about $750.
Svitlana would like to get a loan to buy assorted inventory for her vending location. She is hoping to generate additional profit to provide for the needs of her family and to help her younger daughter (pictured) through college.
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.