Natalya is married with a grown son, Igor. She is a farmer from Kamenka. Natalya grows early spring vegetables. She owns four big heated greenhouses and two separate farming land lots. Natalya has been working in agriculture for 26 years. She has already invested about 85,000 UAH in this business. Her expenses on seeds and polyethylene film amount to 20,000 to 23,000 UAH.
Natalya is requesting a loan of 15,000 UAH to be invested in construction of a new greenhouse. Natalya is hoping to build several more greenhouses in the future thus expanding her business. In addition to her farming business, Natalya has recently opened a grocery store that she runs with her husband.
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.