Total loan: $8,500


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Brooklyn, NY, United States / Retail

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Renande's story

I am Renande, owner of the 9Ether hair care line. I am also a teacher; I instruct Home and Career Skills to 7th-grade students and Child Development to 11th-grade students. Due to the notion that seeing is believing, I am driven to inspire my students to initiate business ventures by successfully starting my own business. I intend to dedicate myself to coaching youth entrepreneurs, as I believe that the purpose of education should be to empower students to discover their own unique talents for further educational and entrepreneurial success. Critical thinkers are the innovators of tomorrow. Critical-thinkers are not afraid of taking risks to discover a solution to everyday problems. “It is important to foster individuality, for only the individual can produce the new ideas” – Albert Einstein. My objective is to develop an experiential, inquiry-based curriculum that encourages students to be creative and innovative and instills in them the entrepreneurial spirit.