Galina is a widow with a grown son named Sergei. She runs a retail sale business in her home town of Zaporozhye. Galina sells women’s clothing and footwear items in the local market called ‘Osipenkovskyi’. She sells turtlenecks, sweaters, imitation leather jackets and coats, etc. Galina’s vending kiosk is well-known for reasonable prices and good quality merchandise.
Galina has been running this business for 10 years. Currently, she has 25,000 Grivnyas invested in this business. Her gross income amounts to 12,000 Grivnyas. Galina is requesting a loan of 10,000 Grivnyas to increase her turnover capital. She is planning to purchase additional warm and durable footwear for the upcoming winter season.
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.