Silviya is a small entrepreneur from Vinogradovo, Western Ukraine. She runs a food sales business in one of the wholesale markets in her home town. Her vending kiosk is located right next to the market entrance, which has always been a busy spot crowded with potential customers. Silviya has been working as a private entrepreneur for seven years. Presently, she has about 75,000 UAH in inventory. Her income amounts to 6,000 UAH.
Silviya realizes the benefit her business has gained from available lending assistance. She is requesting a 12,000 UAH loan to increase her turnover capital and, as a result, her sales. Silviya realizes there are always needs to be met, especially if you have a family. She is willing to work hard to ensure a decent living for her family. One of her business goals is to open an additional vending location and continue developing her trade 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.