I was a typical housewife, without even less than little information about outside world as I was secured within the environs of my house. But, suddenly my world came crashing. My husband left us for heavenly journey. It was the most shocking event of my life. I was totally clueless how to support my kids who were now totally dependent on me. I was oblivious of the outside world on the other hand.
I will remain ever obliged to the owner of our building Sudam Bhoir (Sudam Kaka) who lended helping hand. The other person who guided me and is still my guide was Mrs.Namrata Gawade. She introduced me to the Bachat Gat (Self Help Group) and I became member of one. Later, as per the advise of Namrata, who happens to be my best friend, i joined Swayamsiddha Foundation. Namrata happened to be the coordinator of the organisation. From Swayamsiddha Foundation, i learnt incense stick making and perfume making. They taught manufacturing process and marketing skills. I shall remain ever obliged to their team for the efforts.
Today, I manufacture incense sticks and perfumes and vend it in my area and make a living. Through this business, today, I run my household, look after the education of my kids and feel more confident than ever.
I was a simple housewife till recently, now I feel proud to introduce myself as a selfmade entrepreneur. The journey was hard but fulfilling. I could The transformation in me was only because of strong willpower and never say die spirit. I was a graduate and a working women. I had to face all the problems that a normal married working Indian women faces. Look after children, a fairly big family of seven individuals and work responsibilities. The responsibility of family meant that I could not give justice to my work and had to say quits to my office.
However, the burning desire to be independent was always alive and I decided to opt for self employment avenues. However, the question of selecting self employment activity was pertinent.
Being a housewife, cooking was my favorite pasttime activity. So I decided to test my culinary skills to zest. I learnt to make cakes and pastries by watching videos from youtube. Soon, I realized that I was indeed good in cake making. I sold the birthday cakes and began my journey as an entrepreneur.
In my journey, I got inspiration from Mrs.Chaitali Shivalkar, a strong lady who bore the responsibility of her family after the sudden demise of her husband. This kept me going. I met many such inspirations in my journey, which ensured that my motivation level never dropped. One such lady who acted as my mentor, my guide and my friend was Mrs.Namrata Gawade, who works in financial sector and is a coordinator of Swayamsiddha Foundation. Mrs. Gawade guided me on various aspects of entrepreneurship from time to time. She taugh me and other ladies the nitty gritties of investing in stocks and today we are gaining from the training in stock trading.
My dream is to start a training center where I will teach dynamic girls the art of cooking, bakery and sewing.
Nature Of Business
Address Of Business
Shop No 2, Ekveera Apartment, Uderai Road, Cross Ram Mandir, Near
Somwar Bazar Hanuman Mandir,
Malad West, Mumbai 64
Writeup About Your Journey as an Entrepreneur
Like every women even i like saree as my favourite dress code. And slowly my likes n my attraction towards sarees made me automatically turn to saree business.
Basically I am a fashion designer so was running tailoring classes too. But due to expansion in saree business now I am proud owner of Chaar Choughi, Ready-made n designer Nauvaries Dalan.
On 24th April 2017 Chaar Choughi, the readymade Nauvaries Dalan recognised and awarded by BMC Mayor Mr Mahadeshwer on the occasion of International Women’s day celebration.
Brief Description Of Products & Services
1. Ready-made n designer Nauvaries (9 yard sarees)
2. Ready made Sowale
3. Ethnic, Shiv kalin, Traditional Jewellery.
4. We are a manufacturer of cloth bags which you can carry on Nauvaries and even on dresses which gives more attraction towards your dress up.
* Taking bulk orders in my all products.