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Saumya Purang

Being committed to uplift local communities by empowering female artisans

I began my career with Woven, and from the start, I've been highly motivated to make a meaningful impact in my field. One of my key strengths lies in product development and innovation. I thrive on creating and improving products or solutions that stand out and provide real value.

However, I'll admit that networking can be a bit of a challenge for me. I tend to be a bit introverted, which sometimes makes it harder to initiate and nurture connections. Nonetheless, I'm working on honing this skill because I recognize its importance in today's professional world.

Overall, my journey is marked by my unwavering motivation, a passion for product development and innovation, and a commitment to overcoming my introverted tendencies to become a more effective networker.

Woven Kenya

My business in the home decor industry has been an exciting journey, with two years of experience under my belt. It's driven by a passion for filling a significant gap in Kenya's market, particularly concerning kids' items and gifts, which are predominantly imported from China or North America. Our mission is to offer a unique, handmade artisanal alternative, providing high-quality products that stand out in the market.

One of the most fulfilling aspects of this venture is its positive impact on the community. By offering handmade, artisanal goods, we are creating jobs and livelihoods for women, empowering them economically and socially. This social responsibility aspect of our business makes it incredibly worthwhile.

Looking ahead, we have ambitious plans for growth. We've received individual interest from customers in South Africa, which has inspired us to explore international markets. Our goal is to expand, especially in South Africa, and tap into this growing demand. We're actively seeking ways to connect with B2B opportunities that can help us reach a broader audience while maintaining the quality and authenticity that define our brand.

In summary, my home decor business is not only about creating beautiful products but also about making a meaningful impact by providing employment opportunities for women. We're excited about our journey ahead as we continue to grow and expand our reach in the international market, all while staying true to our commitment to quality and craftsmanship.


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