11-Year-Old Opens Thrift Shop to Help Families in Need

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There are some pretty inspiring people in the world, but how many of them do you expect to be children?

Not a lot? Well, you’d be wrong in thinking that.

From Marley Dias to Greta Thunberg to Malala Yousafzai the world is full of young people trying to do good.

And now there’s another one.

Keep reading to find out more about one 11-year-old who is helping out those in need.

Spending your school holidays in your friend’s garden having a water fight.

A plan for the future or idea to help the environment.

Now 17, she has received 2 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and was included in the Forbes list of The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women.

Since then she has co-authored a book, I Am Malala, featured as one of the most influential people globally by Time Magazine and she now studies at Lady Margret Hall in Oxford.

There are so many talented children helping the planet.

An 11-year-old entrepreneur from New York.

Whilst still stressing the importance of education.

But when he asked his mom for them, she told him she couldn’t afford them.

And started raising the money to buy the toys himself by selling his old clothes.

Selling his clothes made Obocho realize that he probably wasn’t the only kid around who couldn’t afford some things.

ABC News reports that Obocho said: “I was inspired by all the superheroes helping to make the world a better place.”

Doesn’t that make your heart melt!

He then resells them at a price that is always under $10.

One way is that he puts it towards holding free seminars for parents to learn the best way to save money ready for college.

An award that celebrates people for their bravery, selflessness and service.

As he now has his own shop which opened on his 11th birthday.

He also attended events, selling items as a vendor.

After receiving donations from the community and raising more than $10,000 on his GoFundMe campaign he was able to afford a shop.

It now allows customers to browse in-store and also pick their online orders up from there.

And as you can imagine, she is very proud of his successes.

Speaking to ABC News she said, “You have to nurture kids when they come up with ideas and you have to pay attention to everything they say because they’re telling you how to groom them to be a better version of themselves.”

She recalls him as previously being a ‘shy kid’, but now he has completely come out of his shell.

She has also registered him for after school business classes in order to help build his entrepreneurial skills.

Looks like a family of creative people.

We can only wait and see what he will do next!