Natalya is married and has a 12-year-old daughter. Natalya sells children's clothing in the central market in Novomoskovsk, owning several vending kiosks in the same marketplace. She launched her start-up four years ago and presently has over 65,000 Grivnyas invested in the business. Her income amounts to 20,000 Grivnyas a month.
Natalya is requesting a loan of 11,000 Grivnyas to purchase additional merchandise for the upcoming fall season. In Ukraine, the school year begins in September and students are required to wear uniforms. Natalya wants to buy them in bulk for retail sale in August.
Natalya is an experienced vendor. She knows what a customer wants and tries to meet the demand. She is hoping to generate additional income and finish remodeling her new apartment which she bought only a year ago.
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.