Marina is married with one son. She and her family live in Melitopol. Marina runs a small business selling warm, colorful blankets. Presently, Marina has about 50,000 Grivnas in inventory; her net profit is about 5,000 Grivnas each month.
Marina has been in this trade for twelve years. During this time, Marina’s business has proven to be competitive. Marina has been successful because of her hard work and persistence. Recently Marina helped her son to start a similar business.
Marina would like to receive a loan of 15,000 Grivnas to increase her assortment of merchandise so that she can provide more items and better service to her customers.
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.