Vitalyi is married with two teenage children. He lives in Vodyanoye, Ukraine, and grows early spring vegetables to sell in the local markets in his region. He owns six arch greenhouses where he does tomato and radish farming. He has been in the business for nine years. He currently has 90,000 UAH invested in his business. Annually, he spends about 45,000 UAH on seeds and polyethylene protective film.
He is requesting a 15,000 UAH loan to buy five rolls of polyethylene film to repair the greenhouses damaged during the heavy winter snowfalls and ice. The loan will give him a chance to sow seedlings in his greenhouses on time.
Vitalyi’s daughter is graduating from high school and would like to enter a university. Vitalyi hopes to earn enough money selling groceries this summer to pay for her first year of studies.
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.