Nataliya is a small market entrepreneur from Belaya Tserkov. She sells small fancy goods, i.e. hair clips, combs, ponios, headbands, hair pins and imitation jewelry, in the central marketplace of her hometown. Nataliya started the business 12 years ago. She makes about 4,000 Grivnyas of net profit each month.
Nataliya is seeking a 15,000 Grivnya loan to purchase better quality merchandise and attract more customers to her vending kiosk. She is a widow and thus has to provide for herself. Nataliya is hoping to see her business grow and expand in the future through the opening of additional vending locations in Belaya Tserkov.
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.