Irina is an entrepreneur from Novaya Kahovka. She sells women’s clothing items, e.g.. jeans, sportswear, etc., in one of the city markets. She started this venture with the help of lending assistance in order to get going. She has now been in business for sixteen years. Currently, her turnover is about 30,000 Grivnyas and her monthly net profit is about 10,000 Grivnyas.
Irina loves what she is doing and is looking forward to the future. She is grateful for the opportunity this business has given her, not only to provide for herself, but also to help her family. The current loan of 15,000 Grivnas will help her business stay stable this fall season, the financial crisis having affected many small businessmen all around Ukraine.
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.