Volodymyr is married with two teenage children. He is a businessman from Skvira. Volodymyr raises poultry, i.e. chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys, and sells them in the local grocery market.
He used to have an old car that he used to transport poultry to the market. Recently Volodymyr managed to purchase a van for that specific purpose. It is more spacious, which allows Volodymyr to bring and sell more poultry every time. Volodymyr has been in the market for eight years. He has already invested more than 80,000 Grivnyas in his venture. His monthly net profit is usually less than 10,000 Grivnyas.
Volodymyr is requesting a loan of 21,000 Grivnyas to construct a chicken coop and repair the engine of his van that he uses for poultry transportation. Volodymyr is planning to construct a chicken coop as it is much cheaper to have one than to rent one. Rent would cost him another 2,000 Grivnyas in expenses every month. Volodymyr’s wife is actively helping him run the business.
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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.