Angela is married. She owns a small business, selling children’s clothing in a local mall in Vinogradovo, Western Ukraine. The favorable location of Angela’s shop adds to her good sales rates. Angela has been in the business for eight years. Presently, she has about 75,000 Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) in merchandise. Her monthly income amounts to 7,000 UAH.
Some of the major characteristics of Angela’s business are stability and consistency. This is partly due to the financial assistance she received in previous years. Angela is very optimistic and cheerful, which has helped her fulfill her business goals in the past. She was able to start a second sales location last year. She hopes to develop her business further and open a third location.
Angela is requesting a loan of 20,000 UAH to purchase more inventory and increase her 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.