Tatyana is divorced. Her kids are grown. Tatyana runs a small female clothing sales business in her home-town of Kahovka. She also travels to small neighboring towns, in Kherson region, selling clothing merchandise as well. Sixteen years ago, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Tatyana was forced to find new ways to support and feed her family, which motivated her to launch this small vending venture. Tatyana worked really hard to see her trade succeed. Presently, she has 40,000 Grivnyas (Ukrainian Hryvnia or UAH) in turnover capital.
Tatyana is requesting a loan of 12,640 Grivnyas to increase her inventory of assorted merchandise that she offers for sale. She wants to increase her sales and income as a result. Tatyana always says she enjoys being self-employed and would never trade it for any other job.
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.