Natalya is a widow. She lost her husband due to a car accident. Natalya was forced to find ways to support herself and her newborn baby. The tragedy didn’t break her. She found the strength to move on and even started her own clothing sales business. She launched her trade 10 years ago. Presently, Natalya has two vending locations. Her gross income amounts to 24,000 Grivnyas. Net profit is over 4,000 Grivnyas a month.
Natalya is seeking a loan of 20,000 Grivnyas to purchase seasonal merchandise. She is planning to purchase women’s spring clothing items, i.e. jackets, blouses, pants, etc. and diversify assorted merchandise she offers for sale. The business has helped Natalya take her mind off painful memories of the past and look into the future with hope. She is seeking to keep her business running and profitable as it the only way to provide for herself and her child and guarantee a secure future for their family.
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.