HS Students Impress Netizens after Opening Online Ukay-Ukay Shop During Lockdown

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Four high schools who got bored during the COVID-19 lockdown decided to open an online ukay-ukay shop. The friends would soon go viral as netizens expressed amazement over their story and wished they had also come up with a money-making idea while they were stuck at home doing nothing!

Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, friends Jaime Mendoza, Mikyla Calora, Kristine Templanza, and Alyana Soriano are among the young people stuck at home due to government restrictions.

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School is out; thus, the incoming Grade 11 students had nothing much to do at home but browse the internet on their gadgets.

After weeks of doing the same thing over and over again, Jaime thought that it might be a good idea to do something productive while waiting for the lockdown to be lifted. If she could spend hours just browsing on her phone, she thought that it might be a good idea to earn something with that extra time on her hands.

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Gathering her friends, Jaime inspired everyone to open a business. Since they love to buy clothes, the four decided that the best business for them would be an online ukay-ukay!

The girls did their research on the internet and eventually found a supplier that’s able to supply them with cheap yet high-quality clothes they can sell on their online ukay-ukay shop. Each one contributed Php1,500 from their individual savings to start their business.

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To ensure that they only provide the best items to their customers, the four make sure to check each item that arrives from the supplier. They make the necessary repairs or add some accents to upgrade the look of each item.

The four also took turns modeling the clothes – and their shop would soon gain a lot of customers! The friends were surprised that they were soon able to earn a profit of Php3,000 from their initial capital of Php6,000.

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They still have a long way to go before they could truly have a stable, high-earning business but the four dream of opening their own physical ukay-ukay shop someday – preferably a popular shop inside a mall.

Surprisingly, the girls plan to take up architecture or civil engineering in college, but they are doing so well in their business despite not being interested in taking a business course. They revealed that when the school year starts, they will still continue with their business so that they can become independent and wouldn’t need to ask their parents for their allowance in school…

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