Ms. Lucila Judilla is forty six years old
and is the owner and founder of C.E.L Shell Magic Enterprises. She started the
company five years ago after having enjoyed working in various other positions
and companies. She designs and produces shell handicrafts and jewelleries. Next
to selling these products in the Philippines, Lucila also sells the products to various
countries in Europe (Germany, Spain, Poland), the United States and Japan.
When typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines in
November 2013, it became very though and Lucila thought it was the end of her
company. She could not get enough supplies to complete the existing orders and
she was afraid customers would be disappointed and leave. Fortunately, most
clients trusted Lucila and continued to be customers of Shell Magic.
Lucila is a successful entrepreneur, but
she will never forget the people who made this success reality. Her family and
close friends have helped her starting up the business. Currently ten talented
and skilful employees, mostly out-of-school-youth, inspire her to do her best.
In the coming years, Lucila aims to
purchase a property for her business. Next to this, Lucila wants to grant
scholarships to the employees so they can pursue their dreams as well. Lucila
wants to inspire others to work hard, take risk and never give up. When a
person is happy in what she/he is doing, the best of him comes out eventually,
Lendahand and its partner NPFC help Lucila
in acquiring additional capital to boost the production and support for the