Girls Dunja Rajisic (13) and Selena Vilotic (12) got an idea how to earn some pocket money, without any investment. They decided to make profit from their Barbie dolls and Pokemon toys and they went to the toys market, which is held once a month.
Selena's mom saw the announcement in the newspapers about the market where they exchange and sell toys in a shop in downtown and she suggested to go there. Selena's friend from childhood Dunja, with whom she collected Barbie dolls, kept them company.
- We had a lot of toys we have left from early childhood so we decided to give them to others. Those are duplicates or the dolls we played very little with. Now we sell them for 300 dinars - said Selena, student of sixt grade of Elementary school "Jovan Miodragovic" while she rubbed her little hands with money from her first sold doll.
I have some dolls that are very valuable, and from some cartoons, i got them a long time ago. I kept them because they were quite expensive and they are very pretty. I have around 15 Barbies alone.
Dunja, even though seventh grade, has 20 Barbies. She has a great doll house...
- I have a whole crib of dolls back home, but i felt bad about bringing them all because i want to keep some. Some younger person comes from time to time, we play with them because i still like to play - Dunja is not hiding.
The girls displayed the entire collection on the market that a real Barbie fan can own - from backpacks, bags, suitcases with Barbie logos... The girls asked for only 800 for suitcases, and for the bag, which was never used, 1.200 dinars. There was everything there, miniature kitchens, chairs, good and other accessories for the "most beautiful doll" of the '90.
Even though she is no longer playing with them, Selena likes to create and tailor the clothes for Barbies. We got the chance to see some of those "models" and we would never say they were made by a child's hand.
"The entrepreneurial spirit" appeared at early age with the girls. Guided by earlier experience, they decided to try it again, and they are doing pretty well.
- When we were little we sold lemonade, drawings, new year's decoration and other toys in front of the building and we earned money for sweets. The sales were good on the streets - Selena reveals for Telegraf.
Selena's mother, Milena Milinkovic observed the girls with watchful eye how they skilfully convince visitors they should shop at their place.
- Selena and her friend from our old neighborhood - Vracar, made everything on their own and sold it. They could come on Sunday afternoon with 700 dinars - Selena's mother proudly said.
We wish them a lot of success on each following market. Who knows, maybe you will buy clothes for the dolls for your child from these girls some day.
(Telegraf.co.uk / S.Vasic – firstname.lastname@example.org)