Yana is married, with two children. She sells clothing at the main open market in Novomoskovsk town. Yana has been in this business for 9 years. Her hard-working habits and enthusiasm encourage other market venders to continue their businesses in spite of difficult economic times.
Yana has used micro loans before and found them very helpful for her business development. She would like to borrow 15,000 Grivnas to purchase more winter inventory. Yana's business goal is to start a second location to increase sales.
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.