Yelena is married with a grown daughter. She is a market vendor from Pavlograd. Yelena sells groceries, noodles, and cereal, as well as over 50 kinds of tea and 40 kinds of coffee, in the central marketplace of her home town. She started working in the food-vending business five years ago. She works really hard to keep her business running and make it a success. Currently, her profits amount to 7,000 Ukrainian grivnyas (UAH) a month.
Yelena needs a loan of 15,000 grivnyas to purchase assorted grocery items for retail sale in her kiosk. Yelena believes that groceries always sell well because people have to eat, which is why she sees herself working in this sphere of trade for years to come. She likes working with this type of merchandise and thus supporting her family financially.
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.