Leonora is married. She has two adult children who live separately. Leonora sells women's and children's shoes at Ilona Market in Mukachevo town. She has been in this business for 10 years. Leonora has a conservative approach to the type of inventories she sells and does not think it is good for her to begin selling new types of inventories, especially being this old. She has a stable small business that brings her not a large but a stable income. Leonora would like to borrow 5,000 UAH to increase her inventory. She hopes to receive additional income to offer her children some financial help.
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.