Oksana is married with two grown children. She lives and runs her business in a small town close to Kamenka. Oksana rents a facility that serves as a grocery store. There are a little over 100 houses in town, and Oksana’s store is the only one in this town. She sells food items, as well as household chemicals and other small items. Oksana worked as a salesperson in the store for 22 years. She decided to try her luck as a private entrepreneur four years ago and rented the facility for that purpose. Currently, she has about 25,000 Grivnyas in merchandise. Her net profit amounts to 8,000 Grivnyas a month.
Oksana is seeking a loan of 10,000 Grivnyas to purchase a batch of goods wholesale, i.e. tea, coffee, noodles, flour, sugar, etc. One of her long-term plans is to purchase the facility she is renting at the moment and own it.
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.