Yelena is married with a grown daughter. She is an entrepreneur from Melitopol where she runs a small venture selling men’s upper clothing in one of the local markets. All her merchandise is characterized by high quality and reasonable price. Two of the best attractions of her business are affordable rent and favorable location.
Yelena is a workaholic. She works in the worst weather conditions and is ready to sacrifice time and rest to achieve even higher results. She has been in this trade for 13 years. Currently, her gross income is about 30,000 Grivnyas. Her monthly net profit amounts to 9,000 Grivnyas.
Yelena has benefited from previous lending assistance. Now she is hoping to receive a loan of 16,000 Grivnyas to purchase additional merchandise for her kiosk. Yelena is very customer-friendly. She is also very prompt with payments. This timely financial support will be crucial for her as her small venture is main source of income for her and her family.
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.