Ukrainian entrepreneur Maksym Suvorov has launched Suvhelps, a volunteer organization that helps Ukrainians in the hottest areas of war. Suvhelps is a non-commercial peer-to-peer platform that connects supporters directly with those who need support, while helping international supporters contribute efficiently.
The main purpose of this fund is to satisfy the urgent needs at the battle fronts — where time is of the essence – while avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy. This is a common problem for the biggest volunteer organizations in Ukraine.
Maksym Suvorov is an entrepreneur with Ukrainian roots. Born and raised in Ukraine, he runs a software development agency Lumiere that has developed products for international clients in fintech, ecommerce and emerging technology industries such as blockchain for 8 years. His client list includes publicly listed companies and leading startups. Today, his companies employ over 20 people who live in Ukraine and continue to work despite the difficulties caused by the war. Some of them were forced to move to save their families’ lives.
“I’ve never been a real patriot before,” said Maksym. “I’ve always been a 100% business-oriented person. The war really changed everything.”
“Sometimes our developers work and even do zoom calls from bomb shelters. After I saw that, my values changed completely,” he continued.
Maksym Suvorov added that he and his team has donated money to various Ukrainian funds, and informally participated in different initiatives to support the nation’s cyber forces. His new organization has offered to arrange and transport necessities such as medications and hygiene products to people in the hottest areas.
“I want to contribute to my country,” stated Maksym. “We know a lot of people in the hot spots of Ukraine. We know what they need… We can help.”
The new organization will be available at https://suvhelps.com, and is welcoming support from partners, volunteers, and contributors worldwide to help with resources, logistics, sourcing, and other matters.
Previously, Maksym launched, an initiative to help employ the Ukrainian tech specialists who lost their jobs due to the war. This would allow them to relocate to safer areas and ultimately support the Ukrainian economy.