Vera is a widow with one daughter. She runs a small business selling various cosmetic items: shampoos, hair-dyes, soaps, detergents, etc. She has been in this business for 19 years. When Vera's husband died, she had to continue the business that he initially started. She worked hard, learned a lot, and finally was able to sustain the business and even open several more locations to make this business a success. At the moment she’s got 5 locations that provide jobs for 15 employees.
Vera would like to borrow 12,000 UAH to increase the assortment of her inventories. Her business goal is to open one more location in her town. She wants to save enough money to be able to help her daughter study at college.
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.