Entrepreneurship

Mauritius: Noelette

Noelette is an inspiring entrepreneur woman, coming from La Gaulette who has built her entire business from scratch starting from merely a small venture of five chicken. Slowly and steadily, when the business generated profitable revenue, she bought more chicken then constructed her own chicken farm in her yard. She already had a specific breed […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Chrystel

After countless applications to work as a teacher, Chrystel describes a tough period where she never received an affirmative reply. Mother of three children, Chrystel was determined to financially contribute to her household, all while devoting more time to her children. She then came across soaps formulated from natural bases, and intrigued by the idea, […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Hanshini

From being a full-time housewife to managing a constantly innovating entrepreneurial endeavor, Hanshini shares that her progress is fueled by the positive impact her work generates on customers. Initially driven by the need to financially help her household, she started by taking small orders of sweet delicacies from people in her neighborhood. With a view […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Nasreen

Juggling between a full-time job and a part-time entrepreneurial venture, Nasreen’s presentation took everyone on her journey: from breaking down the logistics of her work to addressing the intricacies that motivate her on a daily basis. During the day, she works as a caretaker of an elderly person, taking care of them, of their dietary […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Francoise

Aged 44 years, Francoise seems to harbor an affinity for activities that bring out her creative juices. Her entrepreneurship journey started with that dedication to creativity which reflected in jewelry crafting. However, her work had always been contained within the confines of her home, until she approached the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Geraldine

Geraldine, a mother of three walks us through her journey from being miserable to success. She opens up about how she was always a self doubting woman, she never believed in herself and her self esteem was no where to be found. Today She stands as a strong independent woman and she is going to […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: The Story of Amreeta

I was invited to an entrepreneurship training by Gender Links. I felt satisfied because this training was life changing. Having only a certificate of primary education (CPE), today I am a shop owner, a Hindi teacher, I sew clothes for my clients, I have my driving leaner and I am following a computer course offered […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Mauritius: Story of Karina

My name is Karina and I am 27 years old. I have two lovely daughters and my daily routine revolves around them. I love doing pastries for my daughters and I realised that I can make this as a business to gain money. I have never worked in this field but I would like to […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Employment | Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Mauritius: Story of Mireille

My name is Mireille and I am 52. I thought that my learning phase of life ended when I left school at the age of 10. I never knew that I could continue to learn and broaden my knowledge. I joined Centre D’Eveille to work as a cook. I have always loved working for kids […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice

Veronique Celestin – Mauritius

Veronique Celestin – Mauritius

One of the most memorable experiences that I have had with Gender Links was our first meeting where all of the survivors told their own stories and I told my story to others who were just like me. We all learned that we are not alone and that other people understand us. I felt free and all of us cried. It was a defining moment for me.

October 2, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Justice