A loan of $3,000 helped pay a photographer to take pictures of my one-of-a-kind items to post online, pay a part-time worker, and to buy more inventory.


ximena's story

I grew up in Argentina and at the age of 13 moved to Belarus where my family started a humanitarian aid organization to help Chernobyl victims. At the age of 20, I came to the States to receive my Social Work degree. I fell in love and got married right after graduating from college.

After the birth of our first daughter, I wanted to stay home to raise her, which would give me the opportunity to concentrate on my hobby, knitting. After months of making her all kinds of outfits and accessories, My family and friends started encouraging me to sell online.

My dream is for my business to become more successful in order to provide jobs for other stay-at-home moms, and to open my own shop.

I would love to be able to pick up my children from school and bring them home, rather than having to worry about an 8-5 job and sending my kids to a daycare or after-school program.



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About Ximena & Elle

Industry: Arts
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: ximenaelle.com

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