Five-year-old Crystal starts business creating bags she couldn’t find to buy


Tell us about yourself
My name is Crystal Jayeola. I am five years old and attend Rightville school Alaka Surulere

What business do you do?
I design drawstring bags

When did you start the business?
I started last year

Why did you choose this business?
I have always loved flowers and thought it will be a pretty design on bags. Everytime we travelled I never find a flowery bag only cartoon character bags so I decided to make my own flowery bag.

Who helps you with the design?
My aunty Khadijah helps with my designs.

How do you make the product ?
I produce in Nigeria

How much money have you made so far?
So far hmmmm.. N42,000

Who are your customers?
Mid age children, teenagers and adults

How do much does a bag cost?
Sale is for N3,500

What do you do with the profit you make?
Savings and to reproduce more

What are your challenges in the business?
Challenge – most children of my age prefer cartoon character bags like Sofia the first

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
In the next five year. I wish to travel with my mom to Turkey to produce in large quantities and maybe have my store on line

What is your advice for kids who want to be entrepreneurs like you but think being a business owner is a thing for adults?
Believe in yourself, give your best and get an adult to monitor or help you.

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