Olga is an entrepreneur from Kamenka-Dneprovskaya. She lives in this predominantly agricultural region of Ukraine and sells seeds, fertilizers and polyethylene film to local farmers who run small farms with greenhouses. Olga and her husband started their small business 11 years ago. Since then they have already invested about 200,000 Grivnyas in the venture and have three vending locations.
This business is the only source of income for Olga and her family. One of her long-term plans is to continue expanding and to add agricultural machinery to their inventory, e.g. mini-tractors and other equipment. Olga is requesting a loan of 20,000 Grivnyas to purchase seeds and fertilizers for sale in the second farming season. She is going to use part of the income to pay for her son's college tuition.
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.