Ruslan is married and has a 4-year-old child. He is a businessman from Kamenka and owns a store selling spare vehicle parts and accessories. His store is located right in downtown Kamenka which makes it a popular stop for car owners. Ruslan finds an individual approach to each customer. He has much experience, having worked in this sphere of trade for eleven years. Currently, he has 50,000 - 60,000 UAH in turnover capital.
Ruslan is requesting a 20,000 UAH loan to purchase additional merchandise such as tires, acoustic engineering systems and spares. His business is very popular in Ukraine where more and more people can afford to buy a car or get a car loan. One of Ruslan's long-term plans is to start a second store and open a grocery store 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.