Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome
Increasing numbers of people with Down syndrome are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work on their own businesses. DSRF is proud to support entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. And now, our short film Minding My Own Business: Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome takes viewers inside three small businesses owned and operated by entrepreneurs with Down syndrome.
In Minding My Own Business, we go behind the lens with photographic card maker Andrew Bingham (Through Andrew’s Eyes), glam up with Anu Sarma (Lovebirds by Anu), and discover the recipe to Zamaan Jivraj’s success (The Granola Kid). Andrew, Anu, and Zamaan, along with those who support them in their endeavours, provide both inspiration and practical tips for getting a thriving small business up and running.
Below is an introduction to several entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. We encourage you to check them out and support these hard working business owners!
Through Andrew’s Eyes: Unique photographic greeting cards featuring the world as seen through the camera lens of Andrew, a young man with Down syndrome. All proceeds benefit the work of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation.
The Granola Kid: Delicious, healthy, crunchy granola available in a variety of flavours, owned and operated by Zamaan, a young man with Down syndrome. The Granola Kid provides the nutrition to get you started. You provide the hard work and perseverance! Together, we can all achieve our goals.
Simon’s Soapbox: Handcrafted soap made by Simon, who has Down Syndrome, and Caroline, his sister. Simon and Caroline invite you to join them in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of people with developmental disabilities.
Lovebirds by Anu: Indian inspired lipbalms, handmade with love by an extraordinary young female entrepreneur with Down syndrome.
BU Candles by Jacob: Handmade candles made and sold by Jacob, a young man with Down syndrome. BU aims to promote self-care, wellness, and sustainability by creating ecofriendly products for you and your home.