Soodevi Khistoo

Soodevi Khistoo


Date: March 31, 2016
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A widow who believes in her dreams

My experience at the Entrepreneurship training was very enriching. I am very grateful to GL! I got the opportunity to learn. In the past, I did not understand anything about business. Now, I am able to understand how a business operates. It helped me develop my knowledge. This course has taught me that I can achieve in life. I can be independent. I can work and meet my expenses. I also met new women and new friends! I was able to share my experience with them. I started my training in 2013. I was able to attend the three phases of this training. Everything was so interesting! I learned to rely on myself. Now, I believe in myself. I feel that I can bring a positive change. I understand that I have the ability to be self-reliant. I faced no difficulties to attend this training. In fact, it was easy. GL made all the necessary arrangements! Before starting this training, I was a housewife. Now, I am working as a housemaid. I have not started my business yet. I am facing a lot of difficulties! I am unable to obtain a suitable place to start it. I do not have enough money to launch my business. I will like to start my business of food catering. I love cooking! I would like to cook food for wedding and events. Unfortunately, my situation is not allowing me to pursue this dream. I was a victim of violence. My family used to beat me. I also faced verbal abuse. My husband, on the other hand, was very kind. He loved me a lot. My husband passed away. It was very painful! Now, this situation has changed. My children are very happy. They see that I am joyful. People have started seeing me differently. I, even give a helping hand to other women. I encourage them. My experience serves as a motivation to others. With this training, I developed new knowledge. For example, I know how to do a business plan. In the future, I want to open my catering business. I will like to build a good reputation, and see people loving my food. I will persevere. I am sure, one day, I will achieve it. In 2030, I want to move in my life. I also want to build my children’s future. I will encourage them to go to school and get a good job.