This is for you who could NOT make it to this event.
But luckily you know of someone who is listening to me right now.
Or you know someone who knows someone who’s in this room tonight.
I understand why you could NOT make it tonight.
You are most probably out there busy right now crafting your hobby that you would love to turn into your day job, but everyone thinks it’s something trivial that you just pass your time with.
Or maybe you are like that single mother who lost her job 7 months ago and is trying to find silently the courage to rebound professionally.
Maybe you are that shoe designer who saw her shoe designs being copied right after her business launch just because she could not find the minimum funds to patent her designs.
You could be that woman who tried once or twice to raise money for her dream project, but all she kept hearing is NO. Then she asked the help of friends and family, but neither had any savings to support her, so she kinda gave up.
Maybe you are wasting your talent someplace, receiving no recognition at all, and you want to become an entrepreneur, but don’t know how and where to start.
It breaks my heart that you are even thinking right now of leaving Greece, because you don’t have this one opportunity to do what you love.
Don’t worry, this message will eventually come to you.
I am Anastasia, I represent the first microfinance initiative in Greece, called AFI, and I am here to tell you that my team has trained and funded women like you to pursue their professional dreams.
And I will introduce you to Sofia, Marianna, Thalia, Eleni, Nora from the examples shared before, and many more women who are now proud owners of their companies. Sure, the difficulties do not stop there, but it’s a pretty good point to start.
Those women are a true inspiration to me and my team.
If you come find me, I will sit next to you and train you for free on how to open and grow your business.
If you come find me, I will give you access to funding that you need to finance your small company.
This is what microfinance does.
I fully trust the ladies listening to me right now that they will spread the message around about AFI so that it reaches you as soon as possible.