Yelena is married and has a daughter, Nastya. She lives in Melitopol.
Yelena sells men’s clothing in the central marketplace of her home town. She has been running the business for 16 years. Currently, she has 80,000 UAH in inventory. Her income amounts to 10,000 UAH.
Yelena is seeking a 20,000 UAH loan to purchase seasonal men’s merchandise. She likes working with this type of merchandise. Yelena is hoping to expand her business and open an additional vending facility as a result.
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.