Erika is single. She runs a small enterprise selling women’s outer wear in the market called “Image” in her home town of Beregovo. Erika owns a nice, spacious vending kiosk where she offers a wide assortment of merchandise at reasonable prices. She is a young and promising entrepreneur with only a year and a half of market business experience. Presently, Erika already has 60,000 Grivnyas worth of inventory. Her net profit amounts to 5,500 Grivnyas a month.
Erika is requesting a loan of 10,000 Grivnyas to purchase additional inventory for further retail sale in her kiosk. She says this type of merchandise is always in demand among her customers. Erika wants to continue expanding her venture and reach a stable standing in the competitive 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.