Business Owners

From Luhansk to a village in Poltavshchyna

Oleksandr and Maryna Blonski are from eastern Ukraine. At the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian War, they left Luhansk and settled in the village of Vovnianka in Poltavshchyna, where they started their own business from scratch. They founded a goat farm...

Ukrainian e-bikes conquer the world

Delfast, a Ukrainian company, created an e-bike that can go farther than any other bike in the world on one battery charge. The company works with international clients and develops new models for leisure, as well as professional use.

Starting an Organic Farm

In 2010, economist Valentyn Obshtyr quit the banking industry and started to revive the enterprise where his father had once worked. He bought out the assets belonging to a kolhosp in the village of Staryi Porytsk in Volyn and began...

Jerseys and cheese

Viktoriia and Yaroslav Knysh set up a farm and creamery in the village of Selysko, Halychyna, where they produce butter, yoghurts and cheeses from natural cow, sheep and goat milk. After their friends set up a dairy farm with Jersey...

Backpacks as therapy

Sashko Horondi’s story begins with running away from home in Zakarpattia and living for a few months at the Lviv train station. It continues in his attempts to find a job, restoring old furniture while searching for something of his...

Starting a Dairy Farm

The Kmit family started a dairy farm in Uhersko village in Halychyna. Their primary goal was to set up a company that would provide for the local community’s dairy needs. However, in just a couple of years it became one...

Kayaks Are The Start

There are many wonderful and off-the-beaten-path destinations with incredible nature in Ukraine. In early 2010, Andrii Kuzmenko and his band ‘Skryabin’ showcased one of them in their music video, “Місця щасливих людей” (‘Places of happy people’ – ed.). It was...

Growing‌ ‌nuts‌

During the Soviet times, the vast territory along the bank of the Turunchuk River in the Black Sea village of Troitske was a collective farm. Over time, the land was abandoned, when a large landfill was created nearby. Because of...

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