Yelena is married and has a grown daughter, Anastasia. She lives and works in Melitopol. Yelena owns a well-equipped vending kiosk in one of the local marketplaces where she sells men’s outer wear. She has been working in this sphere of trade for 12 years. Currently, she has 100,000 Grivnyas in stock. Her monthly net profit is about 9,000 Grivnyas.
Yelena is seeking a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to increase assorted merchandise. She is hoping to continue developing her business. Yelena is planning to use the generated profit to do some remodeling in her apartment and improve her living conditions.
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.