Mariya is a widow who lives in Mukachevo, a small city in the western Ukraine. She supports herself by running a little grocery store, which gives her an income of about $800 per month. Mariya has been in business for eight years and has developed a very stable enterprise. She has requested a loan of $1,200 to increase her working capital so that she can purchase new inventory and take care of some expenses. Her goal is to continue to build her business and increase her profits and income.
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.