Larisa G. sells hardware items at a central market in Melitopol,Ukraine. Her gross income is 6,000 UAH per months. Larisa has been in this business for 12 years. Larisa's mother started a hardware business and Larisa decided to start her own business with similar inventories. It's a family business so they sell similar hardware items in different locations. Larisa is married with two children.
Larisa would like to get a loan of 7,000 UAH ($900) to increase her inventory. There are some items such as spare parts for gas heaters customers can only buy from Larisa or other members of the family business giving them an advantage over their competitors.
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.