Yekaterina is married, with 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lives in the small town of Privetnoye. Yekaterina grows early spring vegetables: Radishes, tomatoes, squash, cabbage, beets, onions and potatoes. She launched this enterprise 5 years ago. She has already invested about 100,000 grivnyas in her business. Her net profit is about 4,000 grivnyas.
Yekaterina is seeking a loan of 13,500 grivnyas to purchase seeds, wood, polyethylene film and fertilizer for her greenhouses. Yekaterina is planning to cover her greenhouses with new plastic film to keep them warm, which she relies on to nurture plants and help them thrive. She is hoping that the current loan will help her make a wise investment in her venture, and flourish in her endeavors.
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.