Ivan is married man who lives in the small resort town of Berdyansk. It’s a town on the Azov Sea in Ukraine. Most of the people living in this town make their living during the tourist season. Ivan is not an exception. He dries fish and sells it to tourists during the summer. His produce is reasonably priced, therefore, many can afford to enjoy it. Ivan has been in this business for 5 years. Currently, his gross income amounts to 50,000 Grivnyas.
Ivan is seeking a 20,000 Grivnya loan to purchase raw pigfish to souse and dry. Ivan is not only planning to sell his merchandise by retail this summer. He has found some wholesalers who have offered him a good price for his dried fish which is why he is hoping to increase his sales and income as a result. Ivan enjoys running his business and is hoping to continue seeing it flourish and bring him consistent income in the future.
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.