Shahenaz’s organization is a one stop shop for all requirements of the village communities thus revolutionizing the way people shop in her rural vicinity. Shahenaz also designs and sells her own innovative products which include gift articles, crockery, household articles, dupatta etc. It also handles marketing of products for schools, households and decorative items. Being a woman from a traditional Muslim community, she faced immense social opposition. Zero financial support from her family for the venture was also a deterrent. In the face of these obstacles, Shahenaz started the organization with the collective help of other women in her vicinity. She took personal training in enterprise management and has now been able to build a business that is expanding by the day.
Nominated in TiE Stree Shakti ’09 : Micro Enterprise