Alexander is married with a son and a daughter. He owns a vending kiosk in the local market in Kamenka where he is originally from. Alexander sells cosmetics and perfumes. He owns a van and usually travels to wholesale centers in Kharkov to buy merchandise from them to sell in his kiosk. Alexander has been in this business for 4 years. He currently has 70,000 Grivnyas invested in his business. His monthly profit is about 5,000 Grivnyas a month.
Alexander is requesting a loan of 12,000 Grivnyas to purchase additional merchandise to sell this holiday season. His parents originally started this venture and Alexander followed in their steps. Alexander and his wife are expecting their third baby. Alexander is very excited about it and wants to make sure their baby has everything needed which is why he is working long hours to provide for his family’s needs.
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.