Lidiya is a market entrepreneur from Pershotravensk, Pavlograd region. She sells dressy women’s clothing items, evening gowns and fur coats in one of the local markets called ‘Yuzhnyi’ (‘Southern’). Women who shop at the market know Lidiya’s kiosk for its nice quality clothes and her good taste. Lidiya is always willing to help her customers choose the best outfit for special occasions. She has been in the market for 10 years.
Lidiya is requesting a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to purchase seasonal merchandise for her kiosk and thus meet customer demand. Lidiya loves her job and is hoping to grow both professionally and economically in the 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.