Mykola is married and has three children: two sons and a daughter.
He worked as a taxi driver for eight years, but a year ago, he decided to redirect his business activity and started a pig farm. He breeds pigs in his home town of Ivano-Frankivsk. Mykola raises pigs and butchers them to sell meat wholesale to local market vendors. He makes about 13,000 UAH of income every month.
Mykola is requesting a 20,000 UAH loan to purchase 13 additional pigs for the farm. He is hoping to grow pigs and generate additional income by selling meat in bulk. Mykola has two hired butchers who are helping at the farm and another employee who helps with transportation services.
Mykola has recently purchased a two-room apartment for his family. He is planning to invest his profit in further refurbishment of his housing.
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.