Valentina is a widow. She sells cakes and sweets at the central city market. She offers her clients a large variety of sweets at a good price. Her working capital is 15,000 UAH and her monthly income is 3,000 UAH.
Valentina has been in the sweets business for five years. She was able to develop her business due to Hope loans. Valentina is kind and generous person. She is helping her granddaughter to start and develop her own business.
Valentina would like to get a loan of 5,000 UAH to buy more supplies for the coming Christmas and New Year season. In Ukraine, people buy lots of sweets to decorate pine trees, houses, and just give as gifts to children. Valentina hopes to offer her clients lots of sweets and give them great opportunity to celebrate the sweet holidays.
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.