Elena is married with one child. She sells children's clothing at an open-air market in Berdyansk town. Elena has been in this business for 6 years. She enjoys this business and manages it well. Elena has got a large variety of inventory and affordable prices. She is the only one who sells children's clothing at this particular market. Even though the economic crisis has decreased her sales, as Elena's loan officer says: Elena is a talented small business owner!
Elena would like to borrow 15,000 UAH to improve her business conditions. Elena hopes that a better looking kiosk will bring even more customers and increase 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.