Nataliya is married with two grown children. She is a clothing merchandise vendor in the central marketplace of her home town of Novomoskovsk. Nataliya sells men's clothing items. Her kiosk is located in a busy place at the market. This is an important factor impacting the growth of Nataliya's venture. Her professional marketing skills only add to its success.
Nataliya has been in business for seven years. Presently, she has 40,000 UAH in inventory. Her profit amounts to approximately $900 a month. Nataliya is seeking a loan of 16,400 UAH to purchase seasonal merchandise for the upcoming fall season. She is planning to open one more vending location in the near future. One of her long term plans is to help her children start their own businesses.
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.