Meet the Entrepreneurs
Rebecca and Veronica
Rebecca lives in a tiny town in Mexico called Mesa Rica Dos. Her husband works in the fields as a farmer, working 12 hours a day to earn about $5 daily. Rebecca taught herself to sew as a young girl because she wanted to make clothes for her doll. We learned about Rebecca through a friend who had started a ministry to the wives and moms in this poverty stricken town. This week, we partnered with an organization called DriButts who gives reusable diapers in third- world countries. The founders Micheal and Starla traveled to Mexico and they helped teach Rebecca how to sew the diapers. Now, Rebecca and her friend Veronica will have an opportunity to sew the diapers to give out in her community, and they will have an opportunity to earn an income from making the diapers.
Meet B! B lives in Mexico and she is challenged with overcoming situations of poverty in her environment in an under-resourced town. She takes care of her special needs child and several other children, making it impossible for her to go to work. The Aloe Family is partnering with her to help buy the all natural body scrubs she makes . Each scrub consists of all natural, plant based ingredients and acts as a moisturizing exfoliant to leave your skin feeling clean and soft.
Siloe is the name of the brand of hand cremes made by women who are running a home for abandoned elderly people and for kids who live in unsafe conditions in a small town in Mexico called Luis B. Sanchez. Their hand cremes support their ministry!
J is a pastor and leader in a community in Mexico. She is a talented artist who designs stickers, painting and promotional items to support her family and church! You can help support her business by buying the products she makes on the marketplace, ordering promo materials from Jenny, or by giving to The Aloe Family to cover continued business support costs!
N is missing her leg and is stuck in a wheel chair. She has lived more many years in Mexico without water and electricity and we think she is the strongest woman we know! N makes hair scrunchies that are beautiful to support herself and her two kids.
D is a very special part of the Aloe Family. We met D after several years of her daughter coming to Tutoring. After fleeing hardship, danger and poverty in Honduras, D was brave to make the journey to Nashville to give her family a better life. D takes care of many children, and needed something she could do from home to be able to support herself. We gave D an opportunity to learn how to make candles, and she took to it immediately! We are helping D sell her candles, and partnering with her to work to officially open a business. You can help support her business by buying the candles on the marketplace, or by giving to The Aloe Family to cover her start up and continued business support costs!
Elio is a hard worker and incredible talented artist and carpenter. He does amazing work in Mexico making large statues and decorations. Elio has always wanted to have a business where is able to do wood engraving and make smaller products that are easier to sell. We are partnering with Elio to expand and grow this new part of his business as well as his business as a whole. Join with us as we help Elio continue to thrive in his business by buying the wooden products on the marketplace, or by giving to The Aloe Family to cover her start up and continued business support costs!
Wendy is a hard working woman who is constantly looking to do her best to create a life for her family. After enduring hardship in Honduras, she came to the United States as a refugee. Since being in the USA, she has always been creative to find ways to support her family. The Aloe Family is teaming up with Wendy to help her launch a screen printing business! Support Wendy with the materials and training she needs to make this dream a reality as she is empowered to be a self sufficient leader!
Enrique grew up in several orphanages in Mexico, and was dedicated to learning as much as he could. He always learned differently than the other kids, and decided to go to a trades school for highschool, since he was much better working with his hands. After turning 18, he moved back in with some family members and began to work as hard as he could to provide for his sisters and his mom. He has worked many jobs for long, hot hours working multiple jobs at once. Enrique is a talented mechanic and he has a dream of having his own mechanic shop. We are working with Enrique to help him with a business plan, and the building of a shade and purchasing of the needed tools to make this dream come to life! The Aloe Family is providing Enrique with mentors and partners to walk with him through every step of the process. You can help support her business by by giving to The Aloe Family to cover his start up business costs!