Irina is married with two children. She owns a small farming business growing tomatoes in greenhouses. Irina has been in this business for 7 years. During this time she has built six large greenhouses where she plants about 7,000 tomatoes.
Irina is requesting a loan of 10,000 Grivnas to purchase additional film for some greenhouses. It will allow her to plant tomatoes earlier and keep them warm in the cold spring. The earlier Irina harvests the tomatoes, the higher the price. Irina hopes to increase her sales and invest the extra income back into her business.
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.