Being a doctor, veterinarian or teacher are some of the dreams of Mexican girls; however, 6% of girls between the ages of eight and eleven in rural areas nor know how to read or writewhich hinders their development and limits the possibility of realizing their dreams.
To visualize the challenges they face, promote their rights and empower them, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated 11 October as International Day of the Girl.
“Girls around the world continue to face unprecedented challenges in terms of their education, physical and mental well-being, and the protection needed to live a life free of violence. In addition, Covid-19 has exacerbated existing burdens on them and undermined the important gains made over the past decade,” the UN emphasizes.
Despite this scenario, the girls used theirs ingenuity, creativity, courage and endurance to fulfill your dreams and create a business. We share some stories of girl entrepreneurs who have created businesses.
Carla Salas changed party from XV year to apple business
The most recent case of an enterprising girl is that of Carla Salas, who decided to replace the traditional XV party with her own apple business, creating AppleMania.
At the age of seven, he began selling covered apples, going door to door and in parking lots.
When she started seeing the cost of the room and decorations, Carla decided not to go ahead with the party and better yet use this money to boost your business that he created for seven years, selling coated apples.
Carla sold the coated apples door-to-door and in parking lots, earning her the name “the apple girl.” Now he sells his apples with chili, Japanese peanuts, caramel, chocolate, nuts or jelly in small place in a square in Tijuana.
“I love entrepreneurship because I have always been surrounded by amazing people who guide and inspire me to learn more about this entrepreneurial adventure. I know I still have a lot to learn.”
Karen and her mother start at 10 in the morning preparing the apples to be prepared and sold in the afternoon. The small entrepreneur hopes to open more branches and release a book telling her entrepreneurial story.
Alison Avendagno, CEO of 10 years Digitally School
Alison Avendaño, 10 years old, is now the CEO of a company, Digitally School, an enterprise that helps other children create their own businesses.
The idea for Digitally School was born when his parents go bankrupt and in his quest to help them and boost the business, he learned about digital marketing, at which time his parents realized that he had a great ability to teach.
With this knowledge, in December 2021 he created Fábrica de Sueños, his first course for child entrepreneurs, where he teaches them how to transform their ideas into businesses.
“A business for kids, made by for kids”as it believes that digital tools are the most powerful way for commercial growth.
“My generation wants to create and innovate, but we like to learn in a unique way. I took my experience as a basis and created my first educational program onlineon Dream factorywhere I teach them how to turn an idea into an enterprise with a purpose,” Allison emphasized.
The young woman, native of Medellin present your business in Columbia Shark Tankwhere he won the hearts of the sharks and received startup funding, a $15,000 loan over two years, and a one-hour monthly consulting engagement.
From the age of four, Alison got into business, first selling bracelets that she made herself, then, at the age of eight, distributing pearls, and now she has her own company.
Mías Escalante, 7 years old, shampoo to remove lice
Mías Escalante got a bad experience to create a business. The young entrepreneur caught lice, and treatments to remove them caused scabs and hair loss. Faced with this situation, she and her mother set about the task of 100% natural anti-lice shampoo.
The result was good, the scabs and lice disappeared, in a short time classmates found out about it and the shampoo became popular, opening a market for the new product.
To boost business, her parents enrolled her in a summer course at Bassiness Kids, an entrepreneurship school for boys and girls. arose there I’m fine, a shampoo name that means “I feel good” in Spanish.
In 2017, when she was only seven years old, Mia, a native of San Luis Potosí, presented her entrepreneurship in the program of Shack Tank Mexicowhere he received an investment of 250,000 pesos from the “sharks”, which equates to 40% of the company’s value.
Although the venture grew and an entire anti-lice line was created, its Facebook page is currently abandoned and the products are no longer available; However, Mía is aware that bad experiences can be learned and why not, create a business.