My name is Mary. I am a disabled mother of three and would love to start my own cosmetics and skin care line.
I have experience in running my own business and already have a manufacturer in mind, but lack the funds to get it off the ground and market it.
A little about me:
I am a Creole woman of color and have struggled with health issues since I was a young child.
In 2018, things were going great in our lives. Then tragedy struck and we lost our home, all of our belongings, our family pet, and (the hardest of all) our eldest daughter to a house fire. We became homeless and had to start over completely from scratch.
We jumped around from hotel to hotel, lived in a tent for a while, then bought a camper and stayed in it at a RV park. Then we began renting homes when my disabled mom decided she wanted to live with us so we could care for her and my disabled autistic brother.
We had a few bumps in the road getting back on our feet, between a stalker and slumlords, but we managed and thing really began to even out and start to look up for us financially.
Then Covid hit. My husband’s, our sole income, employer cut his hours and his hourly pay. It got to the point where we could barely pay our bills. I took a remote CSR job to help out, but during training I got the shingles around my face and neck and it caused me to lose my voice for a good amount of time. I lost my job because of it.
I have always wanted to own a cosmetics and skincare line because I have always had problems with what is on the market not fitting my needs, be it the product or the cost. I want to fix that for other people and then eventually have the ability to continue helping my fellow man that goes through similar tragedies that I have in my life. But I need money to do it.
Any little bit will help! Many blessings to you and your family whether you can help or not!