Olga is an entrepreneur from Kamenka. She lives in this predominantly agricultural region of Ukraine and sells seeds, fertilizers and polyethylene film to local farmers who run small farms with greenhouses. Olga and her husband started their small business ten years ago. Since then they have already invested about 170,000 Grivnyas in the venture and have three vending locations.
Olga is planning to use this loan of 18,000 Grivnyas to purchase additional rolls of polyethylene film and more seeds for sale in the farming market. One of her long-term plans is to continue expanding and to add agricultural machinery to their inventory, e.g. mini-tractors and other equipment.
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.