Oksana is married with one child. She sells various decoration items at the central market in Ordzhonikidze city. Her profit is 3,500 UAH per month.
Oksana has been in this business for 14 years. It is a small city and people know each other quite well. Being an honest and just nice person, Oksana was able to win many clients who became her repeated customers. Many people buy items from her to give to someone as birthday gifts as well as to decorate their own houses and apartments.
Oksana would like to borrow 6,000 UAH to increase the assortment. Her business goal is to open a small shop to sell similar items and have better conditions for her customers.
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.