Ghurni- ঘূর্ণি by Panthee

Since my early years, I possessed a fervent passion for crafting and designing small accessories. However, my entrepreneurial journey truly began with the birth of my child. As a doting mother, I derived immense pleasure from crafting delicate accessories and designing dresses for my little one, who I loved to dress up in style. During a playdate, a neighbor was captivated by the accessories I had designed for my child and expressed keen interest in purchasing similar products for her own son. This interaction marked the beginning of my journey as a business owner, as word of mouth gradually spread and I began to establish a modest customer base.

Yet, my journey was not without its fair share of challenges. The first obstacle was determining a competitive pricing strategy for my products, as they were all handcrafted from scratch. The second challenge was commercializing my business, as I lacked the resources to counterbalance the numerous cost drivers. However, with unyielding determination and persistence, I persevered through these hurdles.

Fortunately, through the #SheMeansBusiness program, I was introduced to Facebook Business pages by Meta and its partners, which expanded my reach and enabled me to connect with a wider audience than ever before. This initiative enabled me to take my business to the next level, and for that, I am truly grateful. With the resources and support provided by the #SheMeansBusiness program, I was able to establish an offline outlet and even contemplate exporting my handicrafts to foreign consumers.

In conclusion, I am eternally indebted to the #SheMeansBusiness program, which has empowered me to transform my dreams into reality. Their support and resources have been instrumental in enabling me to expand my business and reach new heights. I cannot express my gratitude enough, and I am committed to making the most of this opportunity and continuing to pursue my passion for crafting and design.