Valentina is divorced. She has a grown son who is married. Her son and daughter-in-law live with her. Valentina is a tomato farmer with five big greenhouses. Last year she planted 15,000 short-growing tomatoes. Valentina is a veteran in the sphere of agriculture – she has been working in farming and gardening for about 32 years. She has already invested 70,000 Grivnyas in her business.
Valentina is seeking a loan of 10,000 Grivnyas to purchase polyethylene film, seeds and fertilizers for her greenhouses. Valentina is planning to plant 10,000 tall-growing tomatoes this farming season. These tomatoes grow and produce fruit for a long time until the frost comes in the fall. One of her further plans is to continue expanding and construct another greenhouse for tomatoes 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.