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  • Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is a 27-year-old Filipina migrant who lives in Los Angeles, California. She created a website called Californila.com (formerly Stuff2Shop) – “a Personal Shopper and Shipper” site that been very popular with Pinoys who love imported goods.” What was her inspiration? Shopping. Specifically, she enjoyed the products and the shopping experience offered in the United States. It didn’t take too long before […]

    Exclusive – Young Pinay Entrepreneur Creates Successful Online Business With Only $50

    Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is a 27-year-old Filipina migrant who lives in Los Angeles, California. She created a website called Californila.com (formerly Stuff2Shop) - “a Personal Shopper and Shipper” site that been very popular with Pinoys who love imported goods.” What was her inspiration? Shopping. Specifically, she enjoyed the products and the shopping experience offered in the United States. It didn’t take too long before her relatives and friends to asked her to purchase...
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  • What started as a “pakisuyo” became a lucrative business for an enterprising young Filipina. Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is the 27-year-old founder of Californila, a ‘personal shopping’ online store where customers from Manila can purchase items which are only available in the US. She said that the idea behind Californila goes back to the Filipino tradition of […]

    Another Young Filipina Businesswoman is Making Waves in the US

    What started as a “pakisuyo” became a lucrative business for an enterprising young Filipina. Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is the 27-year-old founder of Californila, a ‘personal shopping’ online store where customers from Manila can purchase items which are only available in the US. She said that the idea behind Californila goes back to the Filipino tradition of sending balikbayan boxes. With the money she earned from her part-time work in a cafe in California, she would buy send items...
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  • MANILA, Philippines – Charmaine “Ishka” Villacisneros may look like just any ordinary young woman. The eldest of 3 children, she graduated from De La Salle University Manila with a degree in BS Information and Communications Technology Management. Charmaine was already passionate about her chosen field even at early age. She was computer-savvy, creating graphic designs […]

    How Pinay turned joy of shopping into a business

    MANILA, Philippines – Charmaine “Ishka” Villacisneros may look like just any ordinary young woman. The eldest of 3 children, she graduated from De La Salle University Manila with a degree in BS Information and Communications Technology Management. Charmaine was already passionate about her chosen field even at early age. She was computer-savvy, creating graphic designs for some companies when she was 11. She even became a part-time payroll manager for a call center in Ortigas when she...
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  • Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is no stranger to hard work. In fact, at 11 years old, her parents had already exposed her to clerical tasks in their company—an experience which trained her to multi-task and challenged her to become more enterprising. Now at 27, she is the owner of Californila, a fast-growing “personal shopping” online store that provides Manila-based […]

    Meet the 27-Year Old Filipina Whose Online Business Is Making It Big in the US

    Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is no stranger to hard work. In fact, at 11 years old, her parents had already exposed her to clerical tasks in their company—an experience which trained her to multi-task and challenged her to become more enterprising. Now at 27, she is the owner of Californila, a fast-growing “personal shopping” online store that provides Manila-based customers with items only available in the US. What started out as pakisuyo and padala now provides Ishka more than just...
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  • Technopreneurs, or technology-based entrepreneurs, have been rising as of late. They’re often run by young entrepreneurs, usually millennials, with a purpose in mind other than making money: public service, pursuing their passion, etc. These companies seem to come out of nowhere and become success stories seemingly overnight. They start off as an idea, and blossom […]

    Paving the way for technopreneurs: Start-ups at UP JMA’s NEXT

    Technopreneurs, or technology-based entrepreneurs, have been rising as of late. They’re often run by young entrepreneurs, usually millennials, with a purpose in mind other than making money: public service, pursuing their passion, etc. These companies seem to come out of nowhere and become success stories seemingly overnight. They start off as an idea, and blossom into something that’s suddenly the talk of the town. They cater to things you wouldn’t have thought of, or may have but never...
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  •   Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova who hailed from Philippines migrated with her family to Los Angeles, California back when she was 18 years old. Who would have thought that less than 10 years later, she would have a successful online shopping business using just $50 as starting capital? In those early days of her stay in the US, she truly […]

    Young US-Based Pinay Uses $50 to Start Successful Online Shopping Business

      Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova who hailed from Philippines migrated with her family to Los Angeles, California back when she was 18 years old. Who would have thought that less than 10 years later, she would have a successful online shopping business using just $50 as starting capital? In those early days of her stay in the US, she truly enjoyed the shopping experience – something that would soon be noticed by friends and family back in the Philippines who asked for padala and...
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  • Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is 27 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. She may seem like your regular Filipina migrant who is starting her family abroad, but in fact, she singlehandedly built an internet empire that capitalizes on Filipinos’ love for imported goods. In her teens, she built Californila.com, formerly Stuff2Shop, an increasingly popular website that […]

    With only US$50, LA-based Pinoy millennial starts successful online shopping business

    Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is 27 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. She may seem like your regular Filipina migrant who is starting her family abroad, but in fact, she singlehandedly built an internet empire that capitalizes on Filipinos’ love for imported goods. In her teens, she built Californila.com, formerly Stuff2Shop, an increasingly popular website that acts as your “Personal Shopper from California to Manila.” Whatever stuff you want in the US, Californila will personally...
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  • When you hear the word “influential”, most people would immediately think of Henry Sy or John Gokongwei. In fact, majority of our presidents and leaders are men. However, there are lots of strong independent women in our country just waiting to be discovered. 1.Encarnacion Alzona Encarnacion Alzona was the first Filipina to complete her doctoral […]

    5 Influential Filipino Women – 21st Century Literature

    When you hear the word “influential”, most people would immediately think of Henry Sy or John Gokongwei. In fact, majority of our presidents and leaders are men. However, there are lots of strong independent women in our country just waiting to be discovered. 1.Encarnacion Alzona Encarnacion Alzona was the first Filipina to complete her doctoral studies and national scientist. She was also an advocate of women’s suffrage.  She...
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  • Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is no stranger to hard work. In fact, at 11 years old, her parents had already exposed her to clerical tasks in their company—an experience which trained her to multi-task and eventually challenged her to become more enterprising. Now at 27, she is the owner of Californila, a fast-growing personal shopping online store that provides […]

    This Filipina Businesswoman’s Life Has Changed Because of Online Shopping

    Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is no stranger to hard work. In fact, at 11 years old, her parents had already exposed her to clerical tasks in their company—an experience which trained her to multi-task and eventually challenged her to become more enterprising. Now at 27, she is the owner of Californila, a fast-growing personal shopping online store that provides Manila-based customers with items only available in the US. What started out as pakisuyo and padala now provides Ishka...
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  • Filipina entrepreneur, Charmaine “Ishka” Villacisneros, was fortunate enough to experience the exciting world of American shopping for most of her life. Moving to the state of California, she had access to the latest gadgets, novelty items, and other unique products that folks back in Manila could only dream of having. Having that opportunity, she would […]

    Californila: Your Personal Shopper from California to Manila

    Filipina entrepreneur, Charmaine “Ishka” Villacisneros, was fortunate enough to experience the exciting world of American shopping for most of her life. Moving to the state of California, she had access to the latest gadgets, novelty items, and other unique products that folks back in Manila could only dream of having. Having that opportunity, she would send items that are worthy of sharing to her friends and relatives in the Philippines by means of balikbayan boxes. It wasn’t long before...
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