Work for yourself: Kramatorsk youth taught to open business

15:58, 6 April 2018

Imagine a person with two university degrees with honors that cannot find a work at a plant. Natalya Honcharova is one of them. She has applied for a job at one of the local factories several times. Each and every time though she was rejected. After that, Natalya decided to help her friends to develop their own co-working. Now she teaches people how to work for themselves. This is another story of the “Close East” project.

Natalya Honcharova also wanted to work. However, neither of the enterprises was ready to hire a young alumna. At that time her friends were working in the co-working space. It’s an office where people of different professions work in one space. It was the beginning of 2016.

The aim is to teach people how to run business. The organization was named “”. They used the grant to buy furniture and technical equipment. The rest of expenditures are planned ahead; which is to pay the salaries to coaches, administrative and cleaning staff. All the lectures are free of charge.


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.