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I turned my period into a business.

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You know how adults love saying that you are never too young to plan for your future? Well, I’m 14 years old, and always wondered why adults expected me to have my life figured out when I’m so young. Then I realised that they meant that you are never too young to think about what you want to be in the future, and to start acting on your plans. For instance, if you want to be a doctor, you know you have to study hard and really excel at maths and science. Thinking about my future and the success story I want to be, I started looking for inspiration and opportunities to become a business person.

I found it the day I got my period. My sister, who is 16, introduced me to an amazing menstrual cup called GentiShe. It’s a cup you use to catch blood when you’re on your period. You can use it more than once, so it’s more affordable than pads. But what attracted us to the cup was that it offered us a business opportunity. We thought as awesome as the cups are, they needed a cute fabric bag to be stored in. So we started making bags for the company that sells the cups. The cups didn’t come with instructions on how to use it properly, which was another opportunity for us. Now we make bags and print instruction leaflets for the company. Bags cost R15 each, while we charge R5 for a leaflet.

One of our biggest orders was for 500 bags, which earned us R7500. We are currently producing 10 000 bags for a client in Swaziland. That’s R150 000.

So, you see? It’s true that you are never too young to plan your future and act on it now. Instead of thinking of being young as a challenge, use it as a business opportunity because if you think about it, there aren’t a lot of products made for girls by girls. It makes our ideas that much more powerful!

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@Connie_dee45

How do you use menstrual cups?🤔🤔🤔🤔

Sept. 16, 2022, 1:21 p.m.

Kyliebella

Text me on 0739855325 I wanna buy that bag

Sept. 11, 2022, 2:35 p.m.

Emy1011

❤✨

July 23, 2022, 6:50 a.m.

Nihan

You are a true inspiration Springster.

July 3, 2022, 2:13 p.m.

Jessica

Am amazed 🥺😭

July 2, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

owami_cindi9

Wow we really are Springsters♥

June 30, 2022, 5:33 a.m.

That's very innovative. I'm inspired!

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

wow , who would've thought.

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Wow impressive

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Wooo I'm so impressed guys,this is nice job, so creative

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Well done

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

That's really cool. 👌

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

...I would also like to be a businesswoman one day but the thing is I don't know what type of business I wanna have .....I am so confused

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

That's a pretty cool story

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Hey Springster. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

Wow...great work

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

wow..that's really amazing ..keep it up girl

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

Its true vele cause you are never too young to make your dreams come true . Yoh that's amazing shem well done and keep up the excellent work

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

wow😃girl you rock!

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

The menstrual cup called GentiShe?? Never heard of that in my entire life. Somebody please explain

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Tah-shie. Thanks for your comment. It's described on it's website as 'It is the original, medical grade silicone menstrual "cup designed by women to be convenient, safe and Eco friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads." It is inserted as a non applicator tampon and is discreet and eco friendly.

I've never heared of it 2,where could i buy it???

I need to start my nuts business but the places of selling asorted nuts its not that cheap to rent Springsters please help me of how I will start it and good places to start sellinng at am #confused #less hope

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

Woow gal!am inspired,at the age 14 & you are succesive well its true hey"you never too young to plan your future" #am proud of uu ,BIG UP GIRL👊

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

i think its a disgusting idea nd u better off being broke than doing tht nonsense

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

wooow!! you a smart head ey😁

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

That's great gal

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Clever

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Wow

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Springster, we appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the article!

wow I'm totally speechless girl😯

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Wow Im inspired😊

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hello Springster.We are glad you are.

Hy gyz..Im new here...this gal has dreamed so big and I congratulate her and her sister... Keep it up gals

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Hello Guys I'm new here and I'm glad to say that I love this website. Its really. Phenomenal and inspiring

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

yah it good to know where you going and what you will do when you get old and you become responsible for yourself at an early age

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Thanks for the wise words Springster.

Amazing choice ladies # let's keep the huslty strong we are the future man . man think we are weak and lazy,# power to woman we can change everything like a mother who can turn every possible thoughs to great ideas for life THE FUTURE IS WOMEN that one Rand u save on gve away one day you will see it's work 💯

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hello Bonhle Such an amazing message, thank you Springster. It is important to support each other as women so that we can all be successful together. We are the future and we are strong as well.

Thumbs up girls........

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

You go girls.... Show them who run the work🎶🎶

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Such a clever idea

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I want you in my life

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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