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Last updated: January 21, 2020

January 16, 2020

As an infant, doctors diagnosed Pavel with cerebral palsy, which made it impossible for him to attend kindergarten. Instead, Pavel, who was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1988, stayed at home where his mother and grandmother took care of him while his father worked as a metal worker to support the family. Like other children with disabilities, he completed a boarding school for children with special needs.

December 20, 2019

Any small- and medium-sized enterprise owner dreams of dynamic business growth and expansion, while inevitably dealing with the realities of adequate financing. Shparkiya Vilki, a food delivery service in Belarus, faced this challenge during their start-up stage.

The company, whose name means “Fast Forks” in Belarusian, was launched by Alfred Service in February 2016 with just three team members. The business grew rapidly with a steep rise in delivery and catering orders, but, to meet high customer demand, it needed a professional convection oven.