Mariya is married and has two grown children. She is an entrepreneur, from Vodyanoye, who owns 4 small greenhouses and grows vegetables for sale (i.e. tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes). Mariya launched her small business 30 years ago. Currently, her whole family is actively involved in this successful venture with a working capital of 60,000 Grivnyas. They spend 15,000-20,000 Grivnyas on seeds and clear polyethylene film every year.
Mariya is requesting a 10,000 Grivnya loan to re-construct her regular greenhouse into an arch one with condensate control features. She believes this type of greenhouse design will be functional at both shedding snow and combating overhead drip. Mariya realizes that this type of business is very prosperous for her region and she is hoping to continue growing her business in the future.
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.