Lubov is married with two grown children, a son Ivan and a daughter Oksana. Lubov is a market entrepreneur from Mukachevo, Western Ukraine. She has been in the women's footwear sales business for 13 years. Lubov started with just one little stall and expanded her business to several mobile vending locations in the region. She chose this type of inventory due to stable demand for it. Lubov can be characterized as a dynamic and ambitious person. She sets challenging goals and likes to see tasks accomplished.
Currently Lubov has 10,000 Grivnyas worth of inventory. Her gross income amounts to 7,000 Grivnyas a month. Lubov is seeking an 8,000-Grivnya loan to increase assorted seasonal footwear merchandise for this summer. She is hoping to stay afloat in the competitive market despite all the gloomy economic prospects for the Ukrainian small business sector.
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.