Natalya is a widow with a grown son. She is a market entrepreneur from Novomoskovsk. Natalya sells extra-size coats, jackets, and costumes for women in the local market called Slavyanskyi. Natalya has a good experience working with this type of merchandise. She started the business over 7 years ago. She has invested about 80,000 Grivnyas in her venture. Prior to launching the business Natalya worked in a clothing designer’s workshop.
Natalya is requesting a loan of 20,000 Grivnyas to purchase women’s raincoats and jackets for the chilly spring season in Ukraine. She is planning to continue developing her trade, increasing her income and living conditions as a result. Natalya became a widow last year. However, she didn’t give up and managed to move on and put up with the loss of her husband.
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.