Valentina is a small entrepreneur from Zaporozhye. She sells construction retail items and tools in the local Yubileinyi market. Valentina is married with one daughter, Alla. She has been in this business for 10 years. Her gross income is about 8,000 Grivnas.
Valentina decided to start this business because construction and remodeling supplies are always in demand. She is very focused and hard-working. She devotes most of her time to this small business and believes her venture makes her life brighter and richer. This time Valentina is requesting a 6,000 Grivna loan to increase her turnover capital. She is hoping to repay her the loan in 6 months.
Note: Valentina is in a picture with some of her customers who came to buy from her as this picture was taken.
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.