Yelena runs a small business in the city of Melitopol, Ukraine. She sells household goods at a railroad station market. Yelena has her own market stall. She has been in this business for 16 years. Her most popular merchandise is consumer electronics and housewares.
Yelena invested the 5,000 UAH loaned by Kiva into buying an extra batch of merchandise for next season. Yelena is very responsible and hard-working. She plans to grow her business consistently and invest in it so she can eventually finish the construction of her house.
Elon Microfinance Initiative made a $25 loan to Yelena in September 2012 to help her fund her store.