Elena is 27 years old. She is not married. Elena lives with her parents. They have a good and friendly family. She owns a retail business and sells women's clothing at the central market in Melitopol. Elena has been in this business for 6 years. Her relatives who also own small retail businesses helped Elena to start one of her own and choose the right type of inventory to sell. Elena is asking for a loan of $600 to purchase seasonal inventory. She hopes to sell more winter clothing and use the income to improve her living conditions.
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.