Let's meet Darryl Maharaj!
“Keep God in your thoughts; practise good deeds at all times; have faith and when life gives you lemons, make lemonade and last but by no means least – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE AND DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!”
- Darryl Maharaj
Darryl Maharaj is a very passionate and determined entrepreneur who feels quite proud of his achievements. Here's his story! Darryl started working at Chippy's Tyre Shop in his very early years, and as he stated "I utilized the earnings from the business to attend school and basically survive." Today, he is the owner of "Darryl's Tyre Shop" located at #185 Edinburgh Village, Chaguanas which specializes in retail sales of new rims and tyres, and computerized wheel balancing. Apart from the business knowledge gained over the years, Darryl stated that "Poverty and the fact that I never enjoyed a steady life are the main reasons why I am a businessman today." He also boasts that when he started his business approximately two (2) years ago, he had twenty (20) tyres. Darryl describes his experience as very positive from the time he received his first loan in January 2011! But it does not stop here as Darryl will soon be visiting NEDCO for another re-finance to expand his business. According to Darryl – "Nothing is impossible and dreams do come true!
Let's meet Sanjeev Patel!
Sanjeev Patel is 26 years, but already has high ambitions for his business endeavours. Sanjeev, trading as "Skygen Enterprises" has been a NEDCO client for the past five (5) years, and already is a force to reckon with, in his field of Web Design, Computer Sales and Repairs. As Sanjeev reflects, "when I approached NEDCO in 2007, my business focused only on digital cameras with encouragement and support from the organization, I was able to expand." According to Sanjeev, "at the age of 18 years, I decided that I wanted to own my business, to the extent that I became my own MENTOR." Sanjeev extends a big thank you to his immediate family, for their continued support towards his success?