Igor is married with a teenage daughter. He and his family live in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine. Igor owns a private business of selling and installing wooden and armored doors and vinyl windows in his home town and the region. He used to manufacture wooden doors, windows, etc. However, later he decided to offer installation services. Presently, he orders door and window units from a local manufacturing factory as soon as he gets an order from his customers. Igor’s business is known for timely quality service which has helped him gain a solid reputation in town.
Igor has been in business for twelve years. Currently, his monthly income amounts to about $1275. His net profit amounts to around half that. Igor’s wife is helping him with the business, working as a vendor in one of his stores in town. Moreover, he has four hired employees working for him. Igor is requesting a 10,000 UAH loan to meet the growing demand by ordering armored doors and vinyl windows at a manufacturing factory for further retail sale. He is planning to purchase five armored doors and ten vinyl windows from the manufacturer. The business is the main source of income for the borrower’s family.
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.