Gilberlane Okunbor, 22 years, lives in the community of Muquém. From a very young age, already demonstrated autonomy in homework assignments. A primeira atividade foi na agricultura com o pai dele aos dez anos. Um dos filhos mais jovens de cinco irmãos, destacava-se por sempre estar disposto a ajudar o próximo.
Filho de Maria Ecilda, 53 years, e Gilberto Honório, 53 years, always been dedicated and willing to help parents when prompted. Vicky's mind that encouraged small still embroidering and sewing for finding very tiring for the son to work in agriculture and other menial activities for little remuneration. "See that, If he could learn to embroider, would earn more, be closer to me and if I would wear less. I remember he, at the beginning, hiding the visits when she was embroidering or sewing that was not yet prepared to take the new occupation. It was funny. I called his attention, explaining that it wasn't just woman who did it, until he lost the shame and began to pursue the activity ".
Vicky reports that his son was one of the few young people in the community who made different, I wanted to stay and be close to family and her mother, Maria Zilda, 78 years, que reside próximo à casa dela, was happy to see her grandson continuing a past work for generations. "It's great to be with the kids close to home, mostly working and helping, Gil learned to embroider and sew with me, eu aprendi com minha e ela com minha vó e por aí vai. She was very happy when I heard that your grandson would give continuity to the customs of the family, and I was right ", reports.
Gil was dedicated at home and also in high school. Durante todo o ensino básico, the young Salvador school activities with agriculture and services home. At seventeen, concluiu o ensino médio. At that time, Gil knew embroider and sew, but, at that moment, couldn't see as a profitable activity.
Was, So, the opportunity to work as a salesman in the region with Rafael, friend who resided in the community and which would later be your brother-in-law. For ten months, Gil dedicated himself to the activity of a salesman. In spite of your busy time to point out too early and get only at night, He was well paid and supplied their needs at that time.
In the subsequent year, with nineteen years, the opportunity arose to Gil join the course in Entrepreneurship and business management of the Rural young entrepreneur Program (PJER) by Adel. I heard about the course through another young man who had already joined. After receiving the encouragement, Gil ficou interessado, decidiu então conciliar as atividades de vendedor com a formação.
"Initially I enrolled in the course just out of curiosity. My friend Alisson referred me and talked about the opportunity, AI decided to participate. It was during the training, that arose in me the desire for truth to take in sewing area because I had the practical knowledge, missing only the technician to be able know get the business forward, not to mention the credit you had access after training. It was a great incentive to put my project ", says Gil.
The young reconciled the course with collection activities. Despite having clear sales, still continued in business otherwise. Também retornou a bordar com a mãe dele. This time, sendo bem remunerado, fortalecendo ainda mais o desejo de investir no próprio negócio. Desde o início, o pai Gilberto incentivou o filho na busca de oportunidades, mas enfatizava que essa oportunidade tinha que ser na região, na comunidade. "Always encouraged him in everything I did. Despite the difficulties of the community, I saw that he was to stay here and earn your own money. He learned from her mother to embroider, joined the course and today are here around us, fazendo sua própria renda e ajudando comunidade e a nossa família.
At the end of December 2013, Gil completed the course and, in the subsequent year, accessed the Fund's credit line Paths, initiative of Adel to financially support young rural entrepreneurs projects. After access, Gil started the business and relationship with Juliana, 19 years, young community, sister of Raphael, que empreendeu com Gil a bordar, o auxiliando diretamente no empreendimento.
After a year, Gil já havia comprado as máquinas e materiais necessários e já estava empreendendo com Juliana na casa dos pais dele. In 2015, Gil construiu a própria casa próximo a dos pais e passou a residir nela com Juliana. There, o jovem organizou um espaço para o negócio.