Anna Hutto is a tenth grader at Whitehouse High School and upon being exposed to some of the injustice children face internationally, she decided to get involved.
Not only is she opening her own business, but all the profits will go directly to a charity organization that helps fight for the rights of children sold into trafficking.
Hutto recently came to her parents with a business venture and she wanted to donate the money to charity.
So, what’s the company you ask?
“I am starting a food truck, a gourmet grilled cheese truck. I kind-of linked my two passions, which is entrepreneurship and philanthropy and charity work. I really just wanted to combine the two into one big project.”
Hutto became passionate about helping children internationally after doing some mission work with her family.
“I’ve realized that some charities, while their intentions are good, some of them don’t address the issue. I wanted to create a macro solution as opposed to a micro solution and really make a change.”
To do that, she wants to provide more than just aide, so she’s partnering with a group called the International Justice Mission.
“People who go and just bring food or just bring water they’re helping people, but eventually that is going to run out. What IJM does is provide this setting for people to help themselves almost. “
All the money made from her food truck goes to IJM. Her goal is to not only provide help, but to inspire others her age.
“It is possible to start a business and to change a world when you’re sixteen.”
Her food truck has a soft opening on May 27th in Austin. She says she’s hoping it’ll end up being a huge success and she can eventually bring a truck to East Texas.
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