The Future Belongs to Dreamers


At this very moment, somewhere in the world, there is a young woman — a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend — struggling not only to succeed but to survive. The cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement can be difficult to break, and she is stuck in its path.

You don’t need to look hard to find the inspiring stories of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and visionaries overcoming adversity and hardship to succeed. Those stories exist, and they are beautiful.

But the reality is that for every success story, there are thousands of stories of women who don’t have the same opportunities to be seen by the world — despite the fact that they deserve to be. We all deserve the chance to realize the beauty of our dreams.

Too often, that lack of opportunity comes down to financial burden. The temptation of grasping an opportunity can be easily outweighed by the risk of losing whatever financial stability a person may have. It’s much harder to “risk it all” when “all” means the livelihood of your family.

The Dreams Foundation is devoted to providing that financial stability to hopeful entrepreneurs who have the skill, talent, and work ethic to succeed but lack the means to do so. By providing interest-free loans and grants to promising entrepreneurs at the grassroots level, the Dreams Foundation gives those individuals the opportunity to succeed.

No one should ever be made to choose between their dreams and their survival. As an Indian-American woman who has been fortunate to learn, grow, and flourish from the opportunities I have been presented with, my hope is that one day every individual with the will to try will have the means to execute their potential. I hope you’ll join me in making that vision a reality.

In partnership with the Dreams Foundation, our commitment to their mission is to donate a portion of Plantkos proceeds to sponsoring a grant for an entrepreneur in need of grassroot funding for their initiative. Every purchase made at Plantkos is a direct donation to empowering one of these inspiring individuals to realize their dreams.

Learn more about the Dreams Foundation and their mission at

Sejal Patel, Founder of Plantkos