This 11 years old boy opened a thrift store in Brooklyn New York. According to Fox5 NY, Obocho Peters is a young black boy who opened up his very own thrift store named Obocho’s Closet. It was gathered that the store opening was just a physical extension of his online business which has been in existence since he was ten years old.
The purpose of his creation of Obocho’s closet is to help low-income families find affordable clothing for their children, and this store is to expand his vision. The Store opening which served as a double celebration for Peters, as the launching/grand opening of his store, Obocho’s Closet happened to fall on his 11th year birthday.
This fifth grader was praised for his accomplishment by the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, “I am so proud of you, and I believe this is just the beginning, he said. “People all over the world are watching you” he added!
Peter’s Mom; Sasha Obocho added that; this goes a long way to show other kids that the sky is the limit and that age has nothing to do with one’s dream, they should be encouraged to express, pursue and promote their dreams.
The young black entrepreneur on his Instagram page expressed his joy over the accomplishment and appreciated all those who turned up. Peters said, “there were so many surprise guests at my thrift store grand opening on my 11th birthday, and that left me speechless: the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, council Woman Farah Louis, Johanne Brierre, Ankh Ra celebrity vocal coach for MTV’s Making the Band -4, Raggae Artist Mental Barton and so many others.”
The young black entrepreneur was overtly excited and appreciated them all saying “it makes me feel like the hard work I’ve been doing in the community have finally paid off, and I want to tell other children to never give up on their dreams and always go for their goals…”
Obocho’s closet sells clothing items for as cheap as $10 or less. Peter plans to use part of his profits to help fund financial literacy seminars and workshops that will be held several times during the year at his store. He also plans to open more branches of his thrift store at other locations in the near future.