Sergyi is married and has a one-year-old son named Vladislav. He is a businessman from Drogobych. Sergyi sells men’s and women’s footwear and clothing items at three different vending locations in his home town. All his kiosks are located in busy public places where hundreds of potential customers pass every day. Sergyi launched his venture six years ago. Currently, he has 60,000 UAH in inventory. His gross income amounts to approximately $3050 a month.
Sergyi is seeking a loan of 12,000 UAH to purchase additional clothing and footwear merchandise in order to re-stock inventory at the three vending locations that he owns. He sells shoes and clothes at affordable prices, focusing on low-income social groups in his town. Sergyi started out small and has been consistently growing his business. His venture is a good example of entrepreneurial enthusiasm, persistence and determination.
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.