Yuryi is a farmer from Vodyanoye, where he lives with his wife, 11-year-old daughter and son. Yuryi grows different vegetables in his 6 greenhouses. Moreover, he has a separate greenhouse for seedlings. Every year Yuryi plants 10,000 tomatoes. He has invested about 180,000 UAH in his venture, which he has been operating for 10 years.
Yuryi is requesting a loan of 15,000 UAH to install a heating system for 3 greenhouses. He is hoping to buy a gas boiler and hose pipes for this purpose. More consistent temperatures will help him grow timely harvests and receive a steady income. This business is the main source of income for the family.
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.