From Ukraine: The Business of Survival
Maksym Pustakov from Mariupol was busy building a chain of brand-new restaurants when missiles started to rain down.
He lost everything and evacuated. While he has now opened a restaurant in Kyiv, his dreams of expansion are on hold.
Berdyansk native Aliona Lubenska continued to operate her artisanal cheese making business for as long as possible.
When her family was finally forced to evacuate, she donated her remaining stocks to locals. Now she volunteers supporting other evacuees in Kyiv.
Night and day
Everyone needs bread. When the invasion began, bakery owner Viktor Tkachov sourced some ingredients and he and his team worked night and day to supply fresh bread to the local community around Kyiv.
Viktor praises his workers. “It felt like they gave 100 percent during the occupation.”
- Follow the link to read the full story in the original publication in Ukraine World: “I’ve said goodbye to my bakery many times.” How small businesses in Ukraine survive the war Reader discretion is advised.