"I am making more money than I have ever
made since arriving in the U.S."
Since joining FreeFrom’s entrepreneurship program, Maricela has made twice as much money than we invested in her. That’s a 200% return on your investment. Here is her story:
"When I first started this program, I was very unsure of my future. I was depressed, and I wasn’t sure I would be able to survive as a single mom with two kids. Fast forward to today, 6 months later, I launched my cleaning business and I have increased my monthly income by 3 times!
It took me 4.5 months to figure out what business I was going to do but FreeFrom was so patient, so understanding, and let me explore so many different options. Now that I am focusing on this business, I know I can count on FreeFrom to help me get legal support for my business and help me continue to grow. FreeFrom will also be helping me create a co-op between other mothers who want to learn this business and want to share our growing clientele and expenses. I am so excited!
I have sales in my blood. Many of my family members in Mexico have their own stores and businesses, so this feels like it is my calling! I just needed a little help remembering that I have this strength and capacity running through my veins.
The most important lesson I have learned in all this is to believe in myself. Now I know that I am a great sales person, that my work is spectacular, and that people actually like my work. I feel so happy and proud. FreeFrom really encouraged me to learn English and even got me a tutor. Learning a new language was so hard, but because I speak English now, I have an easier time booking jobs and getting new clients.
This whole experience has taught me that positive things can come from negative and dark times. This has taught me that when I believe in myself and invest in myself, good things happen. I want to share this experience with other mothers like me and show them that they too can start businesses.
I am making more money than I have ever made since arriving in the US. And I’ve been here for almost a decade! Also, for the first time ever, I am saving! I am saving so much! I don’t know for what yet but I know FreeFrom will help me figure it out. I never thought this day would come and I never thought that my own work, skills, and passion would get me here. But here I am and I am happy and so, so proud."
Mari.E Housekeeping serves the San Francisco area. If you are interested in hiring Mari.E Housekeeping services, please contact Maricela by texting or calling (415) 637-9706 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Entrepreneurs Like Maricela
Thank you for making this work possible. Donate today to support survivor-entrepreneurs like Maricela.