Sergei is married and has two sons, both of whom are in college. He is a farmer and entrepreneur who lives in the town of Vodyanoye, where he grows early spring vegetables. He owns six big greenhouses where he has planted 12,000 large tomato plants. He has been a farmer for the last 17 years and has invested about 140,000 Grivnyas in this business. He also spends about 30,000 Grivnyas a year on seeds and other equipment
Sergei is seeking a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to build a new greenhouse. His goal is to expand his business and get his seedlings in the ground early, thereby ensuring a good and timely harvest and a stable income for his family. He works hard and hopes to make enough money to put his sons through college.
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.