Edward is married with a teenage son. Edward is a farmer from Kamenka where he grows early spring tomatoes in greenhouses. He owns four plots of land where he has 18 big greenhouses. Edward plants 26,000 tomatoes every year. He has been working in agriculture for ten years. He loves his job and invests all his time in it. Edward has already invested about 200,000 Grivnyas in this enterprise.
Edward is requesting a loan of 15,000 Grivnyas to purchase good quality tomato seeds. Quality seeds will produce a harvest of tomatoes with a pleasing combination of sweetness, flavor and a smooth texture. A high sales rate will help Edward generate additional income that will be reinvested to install heating systems in all of his greenhouses. In addition to his farming business, Edward also runs a small summer café next to a local highway which brings him extra income.
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.