A young woman has created a unique product to help the homeless in more ways than one.
Veronika Scott is the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan in Detroit. The US-based nonprofit organization produces a unique coat—designed by Veronika—that can turn into a sleeping bag that the homeless can use to stay warm.
Growing up with parents struggling with addiction, Veronika knows the value of self-worth for being able to succeed in life. Because women have a much more difficult time understanding how valuable they are, the 24-year-old set off to help the most vulnerable women regain their inner worth.
Taking feedback from the homeless community, Veronika decided to hire the people who would need her product in the first place in order to break the cycle of poverty.
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