Irina is married with a 12-year-old son Yegor. She is a used clothing vendor in her home town of Berdyansk. She has two vending locations: an outlet in the local mall called ‘Yuzhnyi’ and a little store in another part of town. Irina started this venture nine years ago. Presently, she is making about 10,000 Grivnyas a month.
Irina is requesting a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to reconstruct her vending facility and stock it with merchandise. She is planning to purchase women’s used clothing at wholesale prices and then resell it as retail items. Irina is known as an entrepreneur of integrity and determination. Her commitment to her venture and her personal characteristics will help her repay the current loan without any problems.
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.