Marianna is married, with a six-year-old son. She owns a small business selling food at the local market in Uzhgorod town. Marianna started this business several years ago. She decided to choose a food business because the demand does not depend much on the season or other factors. The store she rents is located in a good spot at the market, bringing many clients who buy food from her.
Marianna is a very open person. She is able to provide excellent client service. People love to buy from her and come back again. Recently Marianna started a second location. Now she needs a loan to purchase more inventory to put on her new shelves.
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.