Olena is married with two adult children. She has a small business selling bed linen, pajamas, and bath robes at the central market in Kahovka town. Olena started this business 22 years ago. This business has been the main source of income for Olena's family, allowing her to raise her children and provide for her family's needs.
Today she has 3 small locations that sell inventories. She works at one location herself and provides work for two more people. Olena would like to borrow 15,000 UAH to increase the assortment of goods. She has used small business loans before and found them very instrumental for her business development.
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.