Ilseyar is divorced. She raises two children: a 13-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter. She sells retail items (i.e., camera accessories, office and school supplies) in one of the local marketplaces in her hometown of Kahovka. Ilseyar has been in this business for 12 years. Presently, she has 16,000 Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH) invested in inventory. Her net profit is about 6,000 UAH a month.
Ilseyar is requesting a loan of 15,000 UAH to use as working capital to buy necessary inventory and increase her assortment of merchandise. Ilseyar has used micro loans before and found them very helpful for her business growth.
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.