Kostya is married. He is a businessman from Ivano-Frankivsk where he offers transportation services. He started this business six years ago after he quit working as a driver. This enterprise has been an effective source of income for his family. Currently, his monthly income is about 5,000 Grivnyas.
Kostya is seeking a loan of 12,000 Grivnyas to finish repairs on his vehicle. He wants to paint it and possibly re-sell it to be able to buy a newer, more comfortable car for his business. Kostya works long hours to provide a decent living for his family. He has many challenges in his work. However, he admits he would never go back to being a hired employee, preferring to work for himself.
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.