Crown By Adaku
As an African-American woman born, raised, and currently living in New York City, I decided that I wanted to get more in touch with both my rich Nigerian and West Indian cultures. I consider myself lucky that I was born here, and that I was afforded the opportunities that many others only wish that they had.
I started wearing colorful head wraps that my mom had around the house. I found that the response was overwhelmingly positive! Men and women of all ages and races complimented me on them, and I figured what a better way to share my newfound love for head wraps than to offer them for sale!
It is extremely important to me that I give back to the young women and girls in Nigeria and Dominica, West Indies, where my parents were born. 15% of every head wrap sale will go to programs which directly help young women and girls to get a proper education.
I am a creative, passionate person, and I feel like this will help me to start a business that will allow me, not only to provide for my family, but to also help young girls grow and prosper, who may otherwise not have the opportunity.
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More about this loan
Crown By Adaku is a line of casual and luxury headwraps, which can be worn day or night. The fabrics are all sourced and created in Africa and Dominica West Indies. I decided to start this business as a way to connect with and spread awareness about my culture, and as a way to give back to young women and girls in Africa and the West Indies. I am so fortunate to be able to be born and raised in America, where I have been afforded an excellent education, access to all the latest technology and much more.
What is the purpose of this loan?
With this loan, I will be able to purchase the African-sourced fabrics to create my colorful head wraps. I will also be able to implement a strategic marketing plan, which includes producing photo shoot for my online store. I will also purchase a domain name, pay for an Internet host, as well as create an online commerce site.
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year