Olga is married with a 7-year-old son. She lives in Stryi, where she runs a souvenir sales business. She has another sales location in the town of Truskavets, a popular resort in the Carpathian Mountains. Olga sells vases, woodcrafts and other retail souvenir items. She had experience working as a salesperson before she launched her own business. Olga has been in this trade for four years. She enjoys her business very much.
Olga is requesting a loan of 15,000 hryvnia to increase the assortment of merchandise she offers for sale to tourists vacationing in Western Ukraine. Olga hopes to use additional profits generated by the loan to finish remodeling her home.
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.