Valentina is divorced. She lives with her grown son in Vodyanoye. Valentina owns two big and spacious greenhouses and two smaller ones. She grows vegetables for sale. She has been in this farming business for 12 years. Currently, she has 50,000 grivnyas invested in this venture. She usually spends about 20,000 – 25,000 grivnyas on seeds and plastic film every year.
Valentina is seeking a 10,000-grivnya loan to purchase three rolls of polyethylene film, tomato seeds and fertilizers for her greenhouses. She is very excited to see her business grow and provide a stable income for her family. Profits generated have helped them make enough savings to purchase a new house. Valentina is hoping to further expand her business and eventually finish all the remodeling in her recently purchased house.
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.