Yelena is divorced. She has a grown son, Alexander. Yelena is an entrepreneur from Melitopol, where she sells women’s outer clothing in the central city market. She launched this small business 16 years ago. Presently, Yelena has about 35,000 grivnyas worth of clothes in inventory. Her monthly profit amounts to 6,000 grivnyas a month.
Yelena is seeking a 15,000 grivnya loan to restock her merchandise and generate additional income. She believes a good array of clothing items will help her better serve the needs of her clients and increase her sales. Additional income will allow Yelena to invest more in her family’s well-being. She hopes to do some remodeling at home to provide a better living environment for her son and herself.
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.