Asia Newton is an 11-year-old girl who could sell ice to a polar bear, but even she didn’t expect what this woman on the street did.
“Since I was about 4 or 5 years old, I’ve always had, like, the vibe, or, like, I don’t know, little power ball that keeps me going,” Asia told ABC News. Asia is known as “Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur.”
She is cofounder and CEO of Super Business Girl, where she sells homemade candles to buy food and clothes for children in need. Asia is one of the growing number of young children who are raising money for good causes; another little girl sold lemonade to raise money for her brother’s hospital bills.
While selling candles on the street one day, she approached a woman and gave her the regular sales pitch. Asia was raising money to help teach girls about entrepreneurial skills. Her goal was to raise a mere $200.
The sweet woman was so taken aback, she handed Asia a hundred-dollar bill. Asia, in turn, was so moved that she instinctually hugged the woman.
“My ultimate, ultimate dream is to have schools all over the world, not just in America that have professors and teachers in them that teaches at-risk youth how to become entrepreneurs and empower themselves,” she says.
See the moment a woman makes Asia’s day in the short video below!