Shopper bags are very popular today. They are fashionable and compact bags. The shopper allows its owners not only to save money, but also to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Mashhura Maksudzoda, a participant in the Rural Integrated Development Project/TRIGGER and aspiring entrepreneur, told us how shopper bags are made and whether there is money to be made from producing them.
The girl has been working on exclusive eco-bags for almost a year and sells them through social networks.
Read and share your impressions:
Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? How did the idea come to you?
I didn’t have clear goals to become an entrepreneur at the time, I was just doing what I liked, but when I started making money, then I wanted to monetize my project into a business. And that’s how I came to entrepreneurship.
We participated in an eco-action together with the Technology Park where we handed out eco-bags, we also gave these bags as gifts, but my bag went bad the first time we washed it. I was very upset, but my mom decided to sew a shopper, which I painted myself. After that, my shopper began to interest students, friends, with their help I gathered a base of customers.
What did you gain by participating in the Integrated Rural Development /TRIGGER рroject?
Participating in the Project I got a lot of things, firstly, the most basic skills on entrepreneurship, how to communicate with the client, how to properly conduct social networks, marketing and much more.
Tell us about your results
I have painted more than 50-60 shoppeople and presented them at forums such as the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Forum and Jobify Tech Fest.
In the future we want to develop our team, hire people and cooperate with companies.
Your tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
Get rid of laziness, the time eater, stop spending a lot of time on the phone, at the TV, it is better to spend this time and give yourself to your business.
This video was produced with the financial support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ.