Valentina is divorced and lives in Kherson, southern Ukraine, with her daughter and a disabled son. She sells women’s outer clothing in one of the local markets called Dneprovskyi. The location of her vending kiosk is very favorable as it’s in a busy place.
Valentina has been in this trade for 15 years and has proven to be an honest and communicative businesswoman. Presently, she has about 40,000 Grivnas worth of inventory. Her net income is about 5,000 Grivnas per month.
Valentina would like to borrow 14,700 Grivnas to increase the variety of inventory in her kiosk and to keep her business running successfully this fall season. She believes that the loan will assist her in her entrepreneurial endeavors and help her to succeed.
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.