How Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Thrive In Philadelphia?

Ever since she came to the US from Mexico at age 18, Reyna Navarro and her sister have been taking on entrepreneurial pursuits, selling clothes or other merchandise.

On a recent Monday afternoon, Navarro was sitting in a sunny South Philadelphia rowhome that’s been renovated into a retail space.

After two years of selling Mexican crafts and clothing on social media, 35-year-old Navarro has opened her storefront, Artesania Mundo De Queen, on the corner of 8th and Mifflin streets. With kids playing cheerfully in the background and colorful merchandise behind her during a virtual interview, Navarro confirmed that she’s living her dream.