Igor comes to us from Ukraine, and Kazakhstan before that. In his home country he was a plumber and has just begun the job training program at our store. His wife, Svieta, has worked at Global Neighborhood Thrift for over 4 months now. Her and Igor both bring an incredible work-ethic and contagious good spirits to the store with them each day.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
I have a lovely wife, Svieta, who works at GN currently, and 4 kids – 3 daughters and a son. 2 daughters live with him in Spokane, older son and daughter live in Ukraine. We really hope they will be able to come to Spokane soon.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT AMERICA?
“Okay, good. Very good. There’s a war in Ukraine, and it’s peaceful here. There are rules here, and people obey the rules.”
WHAT IS HARD ABOUT LIVING HERE?
“The language is very difficult.”
WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE?
“Success; to have my kids all here with me and to have a good job.”