Daniel Merizen – Onigo Imports

Originally a business running from the back of his car, Daniel Merizen has come a long way with his company Onigo Imports, which he launched in 1997. With the help of TBDC, Daniel was able to take his small operation of selling straw hats and bags from Madagascar, and turn it into something bigger. TBDC taught Daniel how to get a business account, and how to get involved in trade shows, which resulted in him buying his own warehouse. With his business, Daniel not only aims to create and sell beautiful straw accessories, but he has been able to employ women from around Madagascar. “My biggest success is sustaining that community in Madagascar for so many years”, says Daniel. With great enthusiasm, Daniel cannot wait to share his product with more clients from around the world. Click here to learn more about Daniel’s story.


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