Barbara Chirima

Barbara Chirima

My story

In 2021, l had the opportunity to take part in the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a women’s entrepreneurship program for 10 weeks. Starting my business had a lot of challenges, I had no financial or managerial background and running my business was extremely difficult. I quickly realized that there is much more to business than passion after I started the AWE program. With AWE I learned how to market my business; how to grow, and how to reach out to customers and suppliers. It was a truly invaluable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.   Using the skills l learned in the program, we scaled up our business and added new product lines. In addition to Events management, we now make scented candles and diffusers.