Irina helps to support her family with a small business - she sells socks and women’s hosiery at a busy market in Melitopol, Ukraine. She and her husband, Michail, have two sons. Irina started her business 12 years ago, about a year after her second son was born. The business has been an important source of income for the family. Currently, Irina makes around 4,500 UAH in net profit per month.
Irina has been a great client of Nadiya Ukraine and has been able to take out several loans that have helped with the development of her business. This time Irina has requested a loan of 10,000 UAH to help purchase additional inventory. She hopes to receive additional income and improve her living conditions.
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.