Valentina is married. She is an entrepreneur from Belaya Tserkov. She runs a small business selling curtains and curtain fabric in one of the local malls called “Hermes”. She has been in this trade for 15 years. There are quite a few competitors in Valentina's trade, however, the wide assortment of inventory she offers for sale in her little store beats all others. Currently, Valentina has about 42,000 Grivnas invested in stock. She earns about 4,200 Grivnas in net profit each month.
Valentina is seeking a loan of 10,000 Grivnas to increase her working capital and purchase additional merchandise at a wholesale price. The current loan will not only help Valentina develop her business and grow her sales, but it will also provide secure jobs for her two employees.
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.