Numerous trips of the members of Slavic Gospel Association and christians from Calvary Monument church in Pensylvania to Ukraine during the period from 1989 to 1996 lead them to realizing the poverty of Ukrainian citizens and the need to awaken hope in people, so that they would be able to improve life for their families and themselves.
Spring 1997:: Jeff Rutt, the Head of the Board of Directors of HOPE International meets Paul Marty from Minneapolis (Minnesota), who is filled with special wish to help people from the former Soviet Union.
October 1997: Paul and Sindy Marty together with their three children move to Zaporozhje city to start and organize the work of «Hope» in Ukraine.
September 1998: In spite of the difficulties with registration, «Hope Ukraine» is finally registered and begins its activity. The goal of the program is to support private entrepreneurs. The first loan is disbursed!
1999: The second office in Zaporozhje is opened. Totally 646 loans have been disbursed in Ukraine. «Hope Ukraine» is already the largest microfinance program in the whole country.
2000: Microfinance program «Hope Ukraine» develops rapidly. Around 2000 loans have been disbursed. A partnership agreement to open an office of «Hope Ukraine» in Uzhgorod city in Western Ukraine is signed with the German organization. «Hope Ukraine» becomes a member of Microfinance Center in Warsaw — the leading microfinance searching center in Eastern Europe.
2001: Offices in Uzhgorod and Melitopol are opened and begin their work.
2002:Office in Berdiansk is opened.
2003: «Hope Ukraine» registers microfinance program in Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk regions. Offices in Nikopol city (Dnepropetrovsk region), Novaya Kahovka (Kherson region), Kamenka-Dneprovskaya (Zaporozhje region) are opened.
2004: Microfinance program is registered in Ivano-Frankovsk region. 10 000 loans have been already disbursed in Ukraine. New officies are opened in the cities of Pavlograd (Dnepropetrovsk region), Beregovo (Zakarpatje region), and Drogobych (L’viv region).
2005: Central Administration was established in Zaporozhje. Institute of regional managers was organized. 20 000 loans were disbursed. Office on Khust city (Zakarpatje region) was opened.
2006: Hope Ukraine works in six regions: Zaporozhje, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, Zakarpatje, Ivano-Frankovsk and L’vov. Office in Zaporozhje disbursed 10000 loans. Totally in Ukraine 30 000 loans have been disbursed.
The State Commission on Regulation of Financial Services registers «Financial Company «Hope Ukraine»Ltd. Certificate # 113.
A fruitful collaboration with international organization «KIVA» has begun.
2007: More than 50 000 loans in the amount of almost 175 million UAH have been disbursed. «Hope Ukraine» has a loan portfolio in the amount of 13 million UAH. Administrative office of the company moves to Kiev.
2008: «Hope Ukraine» begins its activity in Central region of the country, in Belaya Tserkov city (Kiev region). Office in Vinogradov city (Zakarpatje region) was opened. The company celebrates its 10th anniversary. The logo and corporate identity were changed.
In response to the crisis in autumn 2008, the banks stopped lending, but the “Hope Ukraine” is stable in disbursing loans to private entrepreneurs.
2009: «Hope Ukraine» becomes the partner of the «Habitat for Humanity» organization, helping people with low income level to improve their living conditions. Loans with low interest rate are disbursing in Zakarpatje region. The company diversifies loan products, providing consumer, agricultural loans and loans for pensioners. Agricultural loans are in the greatest demand in the cities of Novaya Kahovka and Kamenka-Dneprovskaya.
Office in Berdichev city (Zhytomir region) is opened.
2010: the company «Hope Ukraine» begins its activity in Nezhyn city (Chernigiv region).
2011: Loans for investment needs of the business (trade, manufacturing, agriculture) were introduced. «Habitat» loans for improving living conditions are provided to the citizens of Krivoy Rog. Also this loan product is available almost in all offices of «Hope Ukraine».
As for December 1, 2011 Financial Company «Hope Ukraine»:
- Has 13 types of loan products and meets the needs of business and agriculture development, as well as consumer needs (including needs in apartment repairs).
-works in 18 cities of Ukraine.
- 100 000 loans have been disbursed to the people of Ukraine!
2012: Limited Liability Company “Finance company “Nadiya Ukrainy”, according to the results of the financial reporting as of the year 2012 was awarded by the International Economic Rating “League of the best” as one of the leading companies in 2012 which took the 4th place for profiling activity “Lending” (KVED 65.22.0). In this regard, the enterprise was given a status “Enterprise of the year 2012” and a respective certificate.
Managing Director of the Company, Barkov Andriy Valerijovych, for his contribution to the development of the company and talented management was awarded with the certificate “Manager of the year of Ukraine”.