Nataliya is widowed. She sells men’s shoes in Melitopol town. She started this business 17 years ago. Her husband died five years ago in a car accident. Since then Nataliya had to run their family business by herself.
Nataliya was able to develop her business well and make it a stable source of income for her family. Today Nataliya rents a small store offering good quality shoes and excellent customer service. Nataliya has opened a second location recently.
Nataliya is requesting a loan of 20,000 Grivnas to increase the assortment of shoes at the second location. Nataliya lives with her son and helps him pay for his college.
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.