During the lockdown, Berenice Pacheco lost her job and could no longer pay for rented accommodation.
Much to the regret of the 30-year-old mother of three, they were forced to move to a barn on the outskirts of the city.
The shower there was only on the street. And they went to the toilet in a nearby eatery. It was unbearably hot in the shed.
And the children did not even have a table at which they could do their homework.
The 8-year-old son of the woman, Aaron, always asked for money for sweets. But the small amounts from the woman’s part-time jobs were only enough for the necessary things – to pay for phone or laundry.
At some point, she jokingly said that the boy could come up with some kind of side job, and she would help him.
Aaron really got his head around and decided that he would drive in the mornings to the wholesale flower market, and then sell the succulents near his home for a little more.
He told his mother about his idea, and she gave the last 12 dollars to her son.
With this money, he bought 8 small plants and was able to sell them for $16. So he began to do constantly, investing all the profits in new plants.
Things went well. People found out about the boy. His mother created an Instagram page for him, and local newspapers wrote about him.
The story of the boy excited many adults, and they drove across the city to buy from him, and also leave a generous tip. Aaron’s Instagram now has 26,000 followers.
Two months ago, the boy bought a car from his savings for his mother.
And they also helped him open a fundraiser on crowdfunding, and Aaron collected 37 thousand dollars.
With this money, the family bought a small apartment in early November. The children were just happy that they have a normal kitchen, a bathroom and a long-awaited table for lessons.