Maryana makes a living selling clothing in the town of Korolyovo, Western Ukraine. She is married and has a 3-year-old daughter. She has been in this line of work for the last eight years, and today runs a store which is located in the heart of town. She currently makes about 25,000 Grivnyas a month, and her profit comes to about 7,000 Grivnyas.
Maryana is seeking a loan of 7,000 Grivnyas to buy assorted men’s and women’s clothing. She is a determined entrepreneur with a clear vision for her business, and hopes to open a second location in the near future.
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.