We will contact you shortly.
LET'S RESTORE THE UKRAINIAN ECONOMY TOGETHER
Your business suffered from the war? Tell your story and join a special entrepreneurship financing program
A story by Alexander Zolotenko from Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region
I am engaged in dental practice. And I have already faced Russian aggression twice, which forced me and my family to move.
The first time was in 2014. After the occupation of the city where I was born and raised (Horlivka), I was forced to leave my business for the first time and move to the city of Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region. Evacuated, thank God, "successfully". I rented a room to organize a dental office, and with the last money, I bought the cheapest dental unit and started working.
Thanks to the funds from the grant programs of international donors in 2017 (PIN, DRC, Caritas) I was able to purchase additional equipment, consumables, and even an advertising sign. In 2020, it expanded (purchased another dental unit and created an additional job). In 2021, I renovated the equipment at my own expense.
On April 6, after calls for evacuation from the head of the region, he was forced to leave again…My family and I found ourselves in a terrible state again, in a new place, unable to work, earn a living, rent, or support a child.
Now we are in Vinnytsia. We managed to take out 1/4 of the equipment. Found a room, and signed a lease agreement. The rest of the equipment remained in Kostiantynivka.
Having become migrants for the second time, we do not give up hope for a normal life in Ukraine
But we are asking for help because we are not able to start working fully and paying taxes due to a lack of funds. For a business to last, we need money and new equipment. I hope to attract international funding, but I rely mostly on my own strength.
I would very much like to relocate the remnants of equipment, and furniture and start working fully in Vinnytsia.
I have the experience of honest, effective development of grants and financial assistance, which we need now like air. For every penny, I will report and everything will be invested in the resumption of the work process and the way back to normal life. This is evidenced by the grants received from international agreements, which were successfully implemented in 2017.
Share your storyand join a special program to finance entrepreneurs
If you have additional questions, please leave your phone number and we will contact you
LEASING OF NEW AND USED MACHINERY