Tamara is married and has two kids. She sells clothing in the local market in Vasilyevka. She has been running this business for only a year. Tamara admits that she started learning the tricks of her trade only when this financial crisis hit all small entrepreneurs. Many went bankrupt in less than two months. She is struggling to survive and keep her business running at the moment.
Tamara needs a 4000 Grivna loan to increase her turnover capital and her sales this holiday season, which just started in Ukraine (the holiday season usually lasts for over two weeks in Ukraine). Tamara is very prompt with her payments and accurate with her settlements. She is very devoted to her venture, and all her family is actively helping her run this venture. Tamara says that she tries not to give up and has optimistic view of the future.
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.