Ruslan is married with a 12-year-old son. He lives in Ivano-Frankivsk. Ruslan runs his retail sale business in one of the local markets called “Skhidnyi” (“Eastern”), where he sells groceries. Ruslan started this business only a year ago. However, he’s already making 5,000 Grivnyas in profit each month.
Ruslan is seeking a 10,000 Grivnya loan to purchase 200 kilograms of smoked fish. He is an experienced entrepreneur. He has been self-employed for 18 years and has had transportation services and construction businesses as well as retail sales. The venture Ruslan is running now is the main source of income for his family.
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.