This is an incredible girl. Shelby Grebenc’s mother was taken sick with multiple sclerosis and at one point had to go into a nursing home. She did get stronger and returned home, but finances really took their toll on the whole family.
At 9 years old, just 9 years old, Shelby decided she was going to do something about her family’s financial situation. She could see how down her dad was. She really wanted to help – and her dad was open to it, though he didn’t just how far she’d go.
She decided farming would be the way to help out. Chicken farming — selling the eggs they laid.
With the aid of a loan from her grandmother, she bought several chickens and got stuck in – reared them, took care of them really well, all with little to no previous experience. Orders came in and she’d deliver the eggs personally, giving her service that special touch.
Shelby business brings in approximately $15,000 a year.
She’s 13 now. She’s still running the business. Her family are in a better place financially – her mother’s a bit healthier – so she’s now saving towards college.
What an impressive determined girl – having the initiative to come up with a way to help her family and to actually go out there and do it. Beautiful. Her parents, John and Nancy, must be so so proud of her. Her dad said, “I think we would have been homeless. We would have just…we would have lost it. She kept the wolf away from the door.”