Shabana Pathan from a very young age was taught to make do with what was available. Raised by a single mother, Shabana continues to face a lot of challenges; but she has never let the obstacles in life deter her from following her dreams.

Shabana identifies herself as an artist and is good at a host of creative pursuits from stitching, painting, artwork, crochet, embroidery, and mehendi design.

She currently takes stitching & embroidery orders from customers in and around her locality. She also takes up orders for Mehendi designing at weddings.

Shabana had plans of starting her own boutique but the pandemic has derailed her plans for now. “ I continue to take orders at home and showcase my work online. I am trying to explore an online business as an alternative to an actual physical store,” she adds.

Additionally, Shabana credits the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) in building her understanding about starting a business.

“Session on how to create a business plan & digital marketing  offered a new perspective and hope to continue with my plans,” she adds.

Shabana also claims that she is now aware of the different government schemes where she can procure a loan to start a business thanks to the YEP and is looking to avail some of them.

“Girls in my locality look up to me now, cause I have dared to dream and make it happen,” she adds.

Shabana is confident that in the coming months she will be able to set-up a sustainable business online with her expertise.

See Shabana’s designing here – Link