Weʼve raised £245 to help an unemployed ambitious 21 year old from Haiti start his dream business
- Manchester, UK
- Funded on Thursday, 31st January 2019
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Meet Richcarde Casillas. He's 21 years old, unemployed and from Haiti.
Recently Richcarde reached out to our community organisation BrandBuildr for help. He had shown a great attitude in his approach, and a brilliant work ethic offering to work for us on any terms we set just to show his motivation, and to be given an opportunity to work with us due to his continuous efforts to get a job with no luck.
It turns out all this young man was looking for, was an opportunity to start his dream idea so he could turn his life around and escape the poor conditions of the environment he was surrounded by, in Haiti. His one problem was that he has been trying and trying for months on end to get a job, just something that could pay him just enough to get his brand up and running. With no luck and a ton of rejections from his outreach. Until one day he came across our founder Danny Buck, who felt it would be amazing if we could use the support from within our community, to help fund this aspiring entrepreneur with his dream business idea so that he could turn his life around. We feel that everybody should be given an opportunity to rise, and change their life whilst building something they're passionate about. So we have stepped forward to provide Richcarde with free resources and products that we ordinarily charge for to give him a kick-start, and all he needs now to accommodate this is the funds to start building his store and purchasing his first lot of inventory to start selling. To get his brand up and running!
This is where we would love for your help to unite with us to provide him with an opportunity to make his dream come true.
Here's a little back-story on Richcarde Casillas, taken from a message we had received from him:
"I live in a country where almost no one can succeed if you're not already from the rich class. My father is one of the most negative people i've ever known who lives life as it comes, just like most of people i know. I've experienced so many failures in my life already, I have gotten used to it. I applied for scholarships in Japan, USA (Florida International University), Haiti and more but i failed in all of them. I applied for jobs and was never called back. I am also studying Architecture so am trying to juggle both this as well as get an income coming in to support myself. I finally figured that the only way for me to acheive my goals was to work for myself. So i wrote a business plan for a taxi company (Mervil Transport Services) but i still couldn't make it, due to lack of funds.
A few months ago, after weeks of searching, i discovered the dropshipping world and then stumbled across Shopify and building my own store and brand. In around one month i watched more than 250 videos on youtube about shopify and marketing tips, and saved most on them on my pc so i can watch again. But i still had to face the same problem than before: Starting funds. So i restarted applying for new jobs including as freelancer on freelance.com, upwork, clixsense, indeed and more, but still no luck.
I started following ecommerce brands so i could learn from them until one day I decided to start direct messaging them. I spent sleepless nights searching and messaging, with no answer and the ones who did weren't interested in my offers. I kept searching and afters a week, i had already texted more than 130 accounts, when i finally reached @circulrco who then sent me over to the founder @thedannybuck, who was amazed by my work ethic shown in my outreach. When that amazing guy reposted my message on his Instagram stories i was like... WOW that's the best thing someone has ever done for me, and when he texted back to say he would like to help me, i couldn't even hold my tears from dropping, thinking about all the failures i've been through and the sleepless nights just to get this far. I think that's the best day of my life and will never stop thanking you guys for it.
I'm not just looking for passive income, i want to create an international brand so i can prove to young people like me that everything is possible, as long as they have faith and persistence - they can turn their life around."
With your help, all it takes is as little as £10 each and together - we can bring him enough to get started on his dream!
For anybody that does support this cause and kindly passes on donations, you might wish to hear more about how your donation is going to be put to good use and more on Richcarde's progress.
Therefore we will be bringing him on our Podcast and YouTube show and releasing both a before and after interview. One to hear more about his story and brand idea, and another once we have achieved the set fundraising target and he has his brand up and running so you can see what impact you have made to this young man's life!
We will also be adding him in to our membership club to engage with the community so all of our brandbuildr students can help provide him with advice and further tips to prolong his success with his idea so he can get off to the right start.
We welcome all donations and hope you can join us on this journey to impact this young man's life and help him get the opportunity he has been working so hard to get, for such a long time with no joy. Unfortunately we cannot choose where we are brought into this world. Sometimes, there are some of us just like Richcarde that have a harder path to creating better life prospects for themselves. This is where we can come together to change, and provide people like Richcarde with a better future.
To track the progress, we will be running social campaigns across our main Instagram page @brandbuildr and Facebook page where you can stay in the loop on updates, tune in to his podcast episodes when they launch and hear more about Richcarde's story. We will also be providing updates via email through this page to keep you updated on the movements of this campaign.
Please pass on to friends and family and call in the favours for anybody that would like to show some random acts of kindness and inspire the younger generation of less fortunate countries in need of help in building a lifestyle they also deserve and are capable of!
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Great cause, good luck!
Oct 6, 2018
Amazing cause ! Good luck Richard.x
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Good luck Richcarde!
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