Irina is divorced, and has one 14-year-old daughter. Irina sells clothing at the central market in Melitopol town. She has more than 10 years of experience, with many repeat clients that bring her a steady income. During the summer season, Irina opens another location to sell her inventories. It is located close to a local resort that has many tourists in summer. Irina is asking for a loan of 5,000 hryvnas to purchase additional summer clothing such as bathing suits, towels, blankets and hats for her summer business.
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.