Alexei is married and has a two-year-old son. He runs a family business growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes in greenhouses. His wife and her parents help Alexei in this business.
Alexei started this business seven years ago. The early grown vegetables are in high demand in this area and the business is successful. Last year Alexei bought a second piece of land and put one greenhouse there. He needs a loan of 10,000 UAH to build another one to use all the land.
Alexei's goal is to fix his house and improve his family's living conditions.
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.