Dariya is 63 years old and widowed. She sells children's clothing at Trayan market in Ivano-Frankovsk town. She has been in this business for 10 years, and is able to attract many customers through affordable prices and a large variety of clothing.
Dariya is retired but she does not want to stay at home. She wants continue working and help her grandchildren. So she travels 30 miles by bus to get to the market where she has her business. This business is the only source of income for Dariya.
Dariya would like to borrow 9,000 UAH to purchase 100 children's coats. She hopes to increase her sales and make additional profit.
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.