Irina is divorced with two children. She lives in Drogobych. Irina sells men’s and women’s clothing and footwear in the local marketplace called ‘Promislovyi’. Polite and friendly customer service, as well as the favorable location of her vending kiosks, have been instrumental in the success story of her venture.
Irina has been in the trade for 20 years. She started working in this sphere of business when she was only 18. Back then Irina lived and worked in Poland. However, later, she moved her business to Ukraine and stayed in Drogobych. Presently, she has 80,000 Grivnyas in inventory. Her profit amounts to about 8,000 Grivnyas a month.
Irina is seeking a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to purchase seasonal clothing and footwear merchandise for further retail sale in the market. Her business has solid potential for further growth and development. Irina intends to invest generated funds in consistent expansion of her enterprise.
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.