Welcome to our monthly Sister Spotlight! We are excited to share with you the stories of the inspiring women who make up our Super Mama Squad! If you would like to be featured or would like to nominate someone to be featured please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica and Juan Arevalo are the owners of a small, family-owned and operated clothing company called Meru. Raised in Venezuela, they were both raised with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic.
Since moving to the U.S. in 2010, they had a difficult time finding kids’ pajamas that met their quality, design, variety, convenience, and price point expectations. They found that other parents with kids in the same age range all struggled with the same problem. Given that they had more than 20 years of experience in the apparel industry they decided to take matters into their own hands to bridge this gap.
In addition to crafting great, high quality, comfy PJs to dress their kids (and yours), they are also on a mission. They want to help engage kids, in learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Business (STEM+B).
Veronica believes, "Our kids are our future, so we want to “tickle” their brains, inspire them, and get them excited about science, technology, engineering, math, and business so that they can help society face the challenges that lie ahead."
This is why they practice what they preach at home too. Their kids have been participating in STEM activities since they were 3 and 5.
She added that we need to, “raise out-of-the-box thinkers, chess masters, and world-class leaders that can help us create effective and sustainable solutions for problems we face as a society.”
They are also cultivating their entrepreneurial spirits. Their daughter who is now 5 years old, has a recycling operation and their son who just turned 7 has been in business for about a year now with total sales of a little over $1,000.
Veronica explained that “one of the most important values we are instilling in our kids, is that in order to achieve one’s goals and dreams, we need to work hard and smart. “
Their strategy to accomplish their mission is to actively engage with the community around the business to create a collaborative platform to share STEM+B resources and activities and to promote this important movement.
They want to contribute to the discovery and the development of the next generation of movers and shakers!
We want to thank Veronica for sharing her amazing Super Mama story with us!
To learn more about Veronica and her amazing story visit MeruCompany.Com and don’t forget to keep up with their adventures on social media @merucompany!
We love our Meru PJ's and they are generously offering our sisters a 15% discount on the entire collection. Use discount code: SUPERMAMAS at checkout!
* Offer valid for a limited time.