Ildika is an entrepreneur who runs a business selling socks, women’s lingerie, tops, shirts and other clothing at Albion Market in her home town of Uzhgorod. Ildika has been in this business for fifteen years.
Ildika has loyal customers who come to buy from her because they trust the quality of her inventory and enjoy her friendly and respectful service. She earns about 5,000 UAH of net profit each month.
This year, besides clothing, Ildika began to sell honey. She purchases it in bulk from her friends who keep beehives and sells it retail. Her loyal customers enjoy buying some honey along with clothing.
Ildika is requesting a loan of 17,000 UAH to increase the assortment of her inventory. She would like to purchase additional clothing for the spring season so that she can increase her sales.
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.