Mariya is divorced and has two children. After college she had several different jobs. However, she soon realized that her best opportunity would be to have her own business. In 1996, she was able to start a small business selling women’s clothing.
Mariya is a very friendly, persevering and hard-working lady. Being a sociable person, she relates easily with her clients. Every time you pass by her kiosk you can find her talking to a new person who will most likely end up buying something.
Mariya is requesting a loan of 6,000 grivnas to increase seasonal inventories. She is planning to purchase a variety of suits, jackets, coats and sweaters in bulk for further retail sale. The loan will be beneficial to her business by promoting its expansion which will further assist Mariya in meeting her household expenses and allow her to set aside some savings for future needs.
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.