A group of high-school students from Kornet Chehwan started their own business in a remarkable step of resilience against the dire economic situation that is crippling the country.
In an interview with The961, the students emphasized that their business project is not just about the product but about overcoming adversity and stepping out of their comfort zone to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.
That didn’t divert them from focusing on creating a practical and useful product for outdoor lovers that are cruelty-free.
They created “nature bags” with a unique design that facilitates storing organization and ensures safety and quality.
Their brand Hiventure was hence born and for half the market prices, to make outdoor journeys in nature comfortable.
Every start-up has its challenges, and the students faced a fair share of them, which other entrepreneurs don’t in normal circumstances, due to the worsening situation in Lebanon.
They faced difficulties with finding outlets to showcase their product. Raw materials were either soaring in prices or unavailable. With coronavirus, electricity cuts, and weak internet, building a well-knit team over the internet wasn’t easy.
However, they prevailed through all the challenges they faced and succeeded in launching their brand on July 2nd.
Their brand has currently 2 different sizes of bags of different colors, one designed for camping and a smaller one designed for hiking, all locally produced.
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