Ildika is divorced. She is raising Alexander, her teenage son, by herself. She is a small entrepreneur who runs a business selling socks, women’s lingerie, tops, shirts and other clothing in the local marketplace in her home town of Uzhgorod. Ildika has been in this business for 15 years. She has loyal customers who come to buy from her because they trust the quality of her inventory and enjoy her friendly and respectful service. Ildika has about 5,000 Grivnyas of net profit each month.
Ildika is requesting a loan of 15,500 Grivny to purchase additional merchandise for the fall season, so she can increase her sales. She is a very punctual, discreet and focused entrepreneur. Ildika has repaid all her previous loans without any problems, which is good proof of the stability of her business. One of Ildika’s future business plans is to open one more vending location in the same market.
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.