Eleven-year-old local entrepreneur Precisa Getsevich is campaigning for local young people.
The Fulham-born pupil is the youngest resident to join H&F’s thriving Youth Council. She is following in her mother Katya’s footsteps, who was also part of the Youth Council 20 years ago.
“As I am one of the youngest people in the Youth Council, I feel that I get to bring the perspective of younger children to the table,” said Precisa. “I have friends who simply go to school and return home again because there is nothing for them to do. I want to help children find more free activities.”
Precisa also runs her own award-winning, eco-friendly health product line, and uses her design technology and science classes at school to help refine her ideas.
Having a say
Precisa is currently helping the Youth Council give young people a say in how the council provides services to local people.
Hammersmith & Fulham’s Mayor, Cllr Patricia Quigley, paid tribute to Precisa’s efforts by saying: “It is so wonderful to see a young person like Precisa being an amazing and empowering role model in our communities and wanting to be a positive influence on people of all ages.”
“I hope she is proud of everything she’s achieved in H&F in such a short time. Well done, Precisa!”
Life of a kidpreneur
At the age of eight, Precisa took an interest in business. She had the idea for her ‘Healthy Kind Deodorant’ line. With encouragement from her mother, she started a 13-week course in business during the Covid lockdown that taught her how to turn her idea into a reality.
She wanted to give people with sensitive skin access to luxurious feeling handmade skin care, while using ingredients that are natural and kind to the skin.
“In five years, I hope that my products will be sold in shops or that I have my own shop,” she said. “I like meeting new people and I even have regular customers who will travel to the places I am trading at to buy my products.”
Precisa’s entrepreneurship has not gone unnoticed. She has recently been recognised as Kidpreneur of the Year by the West London Business Network.
Find out more about her Healthy Kind products on the Yo Budi website.