Valentina sells women's clothing at an open market in Melitopol city. She started this business 17 years ago. Although Valentina was not able to significantly develop her business, it has served as a stable source of income for her family throughout those years.
Valentina has used microloans many times and found them very instrumental. She used them to purchase stock she needed when she did not have enough cash. This time Valentina would like to borrow 13,000 UAH to increase her stock of spring clothing. Her financial goal is to finish fixing the house where she lives with her husband and daughter.
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.