Lidia started her own business when she was 50 years old. She sells cosmetics and small home products at the open market. She has a booth that can be closed up and locked so that she does not need to take her inventory back and forth every day as she used to do in the past.
Lidia is 61 years old and divorced, and she lives with her son and his family. Lidia's goal is to help her son's family financially and help to improve their living conditions.
Lidia has used micro-loans before and found them very instrumental for her business. This time she would like to borrow 14,700 Grivnas to increase her working capital.
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.