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May 30, 2016 6:22 EST

FashionTruck is a boutique on wheels in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America – We work as a display store for artisans and handmade crafters to show their products on our truck

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2016

Salvadorean FashionTruck dreams to be BIG

 

FashionTruck is a boutique on wheels in El Salvador, fighting each day to be big and real.

 

 

 

 

Salvadorian on wheels

 

 

Our name is Francella López and Carmen Castellanos, we’re from El Salvador, the smallest county in Central America and we wanted to have our own business to help our future and our family.
We not only work for us, we work for a lot of artisans in our country, after all FashionTruck is a service business. We work as a display store for artisans and handmade crafters to show their products on our truck and of course our social media channels.
 
With this project we’ll be capable to offer a better place to sell.
 

We began with this project almost a year ago. We didn’t have the money to open a traditional store, so the idea got stuck for a while. After some time trying to figure out what we must do, Francella inherited her grandfather’s Volkswagen Kombi, a relic. This is how we started.

After a year learning the hard way how to manage the business, struggling between full time jobs, university and the truck, and barely surviving a robbery 2 months after the launching, we’re ready to see the business the way we see it in our dreams. 

With this project we learned that effort pays off and not only money but personal satisfaction of doing what we love and demonstrating others like us with financial need that anyone is capable of making their dreams come true. We attend talks to students and fellows about entrepreneurialism and when we see their faces full of hope, we understand the power of empowering people to build a new El Salvador.

 

What We Need 

 

 

The FashionTruck still holds a lot of mechanical problems and we got stuck a lot with a bad engine in the middle of nowhere after an pop up event or sell, basically the money we gathered trough out the day is gone after the tow. So our plans for the money are the following:

 

  • Get the engine ready $700
  • Pimp the Truck $3,300
  • Pimp the Truck means: change the rotten can, wheels, change the glass packaging (it sucks when it’s raining), lining and remodelling the inside so it actually looks like a store
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The Impact

 

We not only work for us, we work for a lot of artisans in our country, after all FashionTruck is a service business. We work as a display store for artisans and handmade crafters to show their products on our truck and of course our social media channels.

With this project we’ll be capable to offer a better place to sell.

We not only work for us, we work for a lot of artisans in our country, after all FashionTruck is a service business. We work as a display store for artisans and handmade crafters to show their products on our truck and of course our social media channels.

With this project we’ll be capable to offer a better place to sell.

 

Risks & Challenges

 

Our biggest obstacle is that the engine need something else that’s not not the budget but we’re sure we could overcome it with time.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

 

Tell your friends about our business and the two crazy girls in El Salvador that are trying to make a change for a change. You could also share this project and like our pages in Facebook and Instagram.

We’re working on a coming soon webpage www.fashiontruck.sv please do click to see our progress.

THANK YOU!!!!!
If you’ve made it this far. It means a lot to us we’re not alone in this!

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Francella Lopez

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