A loan of $1,875 helped to invest the loan money in the amount of 15,000 hryvna to buy winter shoes for sale this season.


Nataliya's story

Nataliya is a market entrepreneur from Belaya Tserkov. She lives in this town with her husband and three children almost all of her life. Nataliya started her business so she could somehow feed her family because at that time she and her husband were working on the factory which collapsed. The savings which they were able to have before were used to buy some merchandise and started to sell. They started from selling men's and women's underwear and with time switched to shoes. At this time Nataliya sells women's shoes on the central market of the town. She offers a small surcharge on quality shoes which she buys directly from the factory without middlemen. Nataliya has been selling this type of merchandise for fifteen years already. Her clean monthly profit is over 5,000 hryvna.

Nataliya has bought out her vendor space a long time ago and works directly with the factory. At this time she plans to invest the loan money in the amount of 15,000 hryvna to buy winter shoes for sale during this season. Although Nataliya was faced with all kinds of difficulties (her shoes were stolen from the wholesale storage, and for a long time she did not have her own vendor space) she did not give up and continued to bravely move forward with faith in the success of her own business.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk



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