One Hen Young Entrepreneurs

Mekkah, 14

I am 14 and my favorite subject in school is Art. When I grow up I want to be a clothing designer. I want to have my own line of clothing. The One Hen camp has really shown me that I can make that dream happen.

Learning is something I like to do and learning about business and finance has been really fun. We have learned a lot of things about business like cost and pricing and profit. Probably the most important thing we have learned about business is how important it is that you get the right kind of people to help you and be a part of your team. You need people who know about all different areas like marketing and finance. Most of all you need someone to be captain and be in charge.

The business that our camp started was a jewelry and greeting card business. I am working on the greeting cards. They are really nice and bigger sized than regular greeting cards. We are making them and decorating them with fabric and ribbon. They are thick and kind of stick out a little.

We are planning to give some of the money to the charity called Cradles to Crayons. I like the idea of giving some of the profit we make to a good cause. It seems fair and nice to give something from your business to a charity. I know that if I was in a bad place, or if my family was, I would really want someone to help me.

One of my favorite activities at camp was reading the book 'One Hen' and hearing about Kojo and how he was able to start his business and all he had to do. The book and the camp has taught me a lot about how hard it is to have a business and how easy it is to fail at a business. But that is okay because you can learn from failing and starting over again and the business will be better from those lessons learned.