Andryi is married with a 10-year-old daughter. His family lives in Ivano-Frankivsk. He works as a taxi driver and offers transportation services in the Ukraine. He has been in this business for 8 years, and his current monthly income is about 5,000 Grivnyas.
Andryi is a very determined and hard-working man – he sometimes works 24 hours a day. He is trying to invest all his energy in his venture, thereby keeping it profitable and sustainable. He is hoping to receive a loan of 7,500 Grivnyas to install bio-methane gas equipment in his vehicle. A more reliable car that helps him bring down his running costs will enable him to serve more clients, handle tough competition and expand his business. Profits generated will not only promote continued growth of his business but also provide a good income for his family and help him pay back his car loan.
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.