Vitalyi is married with two daughters who are 9 and 13 years old. He owns greenhouses and grows vegetables for sale. Vitalyi has 15 spacious greenhouses and 3 separate ones for seedlings. He started this farming enterprise 10 years ago. Vitalyi started out small but has gradually expanded his business. He has already invested about 500,000 Grivnyas in his greenhouse business. His expenses on seeds and polyethylene film amount to 80,000 Grivnyas every year.
Vitalyi is seeking a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to install heating units in 8 greenhouses. He is planning to plant and harvest 10,000 tall-grown tomatoes this farming season. Vitalyi admits that the farming business has proved to be effective and profitable in this region. He sees the potential for the further growth of his venture 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.