Candy business: IDPs open their own confectionary plant in Mariupol

18:06, 9 March 2018

From roasting coffee to their own pastry shop. We continue with our CloseEast112 project. Today we'll tell a story of Dmytro and Polina Lekontsevs. They are from Khrustalne village in Luhansk region.

In 2014, they went to Mariupol for a friend's wedding, but didn't return to their hometown. The hostilities have started there. For 2 years a couple with a baby lived in an asylum for IDPs. They were constantly looking for an opportunity to start their own business. And finally they succeeded.

This story will tell us about people who were not afraid to fulfill the dream.

As part of the project #CloseEast112, we go on telling about people who make Donbass better for fellow countrymen and closer to the whole country. This film is presented by the 112 Ukraine TV channel in the framework of the project with the Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative (UCBI II), funded by the US agency of international development USAID. It is devoted to the people of Donbas region who have managed to change their lives in spite of the war unfolding in Eastern Ukraine.