Natalya is married with a grown-up son. She lives in Kamenka and owns four big spacious greenhouses. Natalya grows early spring vegetables, e.g., tomatoes, radishes, etc., for sale in her region. Her greenhouses are heated which facilitates her farming experience. Natalya is a hard worker. She has been in the farming business for 26 years. Currently, she has 85,000 grivnyas invested in her enterprise. Annually, Natalya spends 8,000 – 13,000 grivnyas on seeds and film.
Natalya is seeking a 10,000 grivnya loan to purchase seeds and polyethylene film for her greenhouses. She is hoping to re-cover her greenhouses ensuring heat preservation inside of them. One of Natalya’s long-term plans is construction of new greenhouses 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.