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Conversations with Martin Guerra Rivero

Today we’d like to introduce you to Martin Guerra Rivero.

Martin, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My Grandma was a really good cooker and she taught my mom how to cook Brigadeiros only when she was eight years old. When my mom moved to the United States she did not have a job so she sold Brigadeiros as a job. My mom has been doing Brigadeiros for a very long time. As time went by, she found a job. When I felt that I needed to buy my things, I asked my mom if she could teach me. I started to learn and in no time, I was able to start and do it on my own. Thanks to her help now I can make it whenever I want and sell it. Now not only I go door to door, I also make Brigadeiros for parties and orders too!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In the beginning of my journey, I would say it was a very rigid road especially when I would go and sell it outside because it would be very hot. But after being there for a long time and selling it over and over again, I got used to the heat and the road became smoother. Now I can easily make the chocolate and sell it.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a 15 years old entrepreneur and I sell Brazilian truffles that I hand make to perfection. I go door-to-door selling the chocolates and I also do orders. Many people put in orders which I make and deliver it to them. One thing I would say makes me different from other businesses would be how the chocolate is done in the history. It’s not just any random chocolate it has history and the recipe has been passed down through family. My goal is to get my business around the world and have a professional website where everybody can order and taste these delicious truffles.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
I would say the most important lesson I’ve learned along my journey would be to not give up because sometimes I don’t feel like making it but I work hard and push myself and in the end, it’s all worth it.

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