Ekaterina is divorced. She lives alone in a small apartment. Ekaterina sells women's clothing at the central market in Melitopol. She has been in this business for nine years. Today Ekaterina has two kiosks located close to one another. This helps her attract more clients. Ekaterina also has a discount policy that helps her to retain old clients. Ekaterina is hard working and quite an entrepreneurial person. She wants to develop her business even more. Ekaterina would like to borrow 10,000 UAH to increase the assortment of clothing she sells. She would use the additional income to help her children and grandchildren.
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.