Vera is married with two grown-up children. She owns a small bakery located in a village close to Ivano-Frankivsk city. Eleven years ago she lost her job of pastry-cook because the company she worked for closed. Vera decided to start working on her own.
Vera was able to purchase an old building and turn it into a bakery. Absence of competitors enabled Vera's business to grow fast. She still owns the only bakery in this village. This is a family business that brings in a stable income. Vera would like to borrow 15,000 Ukrainian Hryvnias (UAH) to purchase five tons of flour. She will use it in her bakery over several months.
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.