Tetyana is married with two grown daughters and lives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine. She is a small entrepreneur who sells women’s lingerie and swimsuits in the central mall called “Prikarpattya”. Her vending location is famous for its nice selection of merchandise and affordable prices. Tetyana is an experienced entrepreneur, having been in this trade for 14 years. Currently, her monthly income amounts to 8,000 UAH.
Tetyana is requesting a loan of 11,000 UAH to purchase assorted women’s lingerie in order to boost sales. She used to work at a factory but she was downsized and had to look for another source of income to support her family, which is how she ended up as a market vendor. Today, her business is the main source of income for the family. Tetyana is hoping to make enough savings to buy an apartment some day for her elder daughter.
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.