Marina is single. She lives in Melitopol and sells jewelry in one of the local markets. She offers a wide variety of merchandise for sale in her vending location. Marina’s trade has grown a lot in the past four years. Presently, her monthly profit is about 4,000 Hryvnias.
Marina lives with her parents in a three-room apartment. Her fellow market vendors characterize her as an enterprising, sociable and hardworking person. Marina is seeking a loan of 18,000 Hryvnias to increase the assortment of inventory she offers for retail sale. She is hoping to continue developing her trade in the future and to see it flourish even more.
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.