“New Kitchen” in a New Place: The Business Story of a Couple of IDPs from Mariupol

Опубліковано 17 March 2024 року, о 14:00

Due to the full-scale invasion, Maria and Serhii Bubnov were forced to leave their home and business in temporarily occupied Mariupol. The family had their production of pickled and fermented vegetables.

After relocating to Slavutych, the entrepreneurs searched for grant programs because they were unable to move the equipment out of Donetsk Oblast.

Maria stated that the couple received the necessary equipment through the USAID Economic Support for Ukraine project. Additionally, they applied for the government’s Own Business and Processing Enterprise grant programs and were eventually awarded a grant for additional equipment.

The Bubnovs in Slavutych prepares soups using their recipe. They have recently introduced a new product called ‘New Kitchen’. This product offers the convenience of a packaged meal that can be stored for a long time without refrigeration, while still providing the comfort of a home-cooked meal.

The family has spent over a year developing and perfecting the recipe. Currently, the factory produces 1,500 soups per shift.