New Delhi, October 22: The coronavirus pandemic has caused a devastating effect on the economy. From job losses to factories being shut, people across the world were impacted by COVID-19. However, in spite of this, there is also a positive side where few women entrepreneurs took the challenging market condition as an opportunity and flourished amid the pandemic.
We bring to you a list of few entrepreneurs who dared to dream in spite of the negativity and gloom. Here are stories of some women entrepreneurs sailing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid the pandemic, we saw how several women started delivering food and helping others when most restaurants and other food delivery options were not available. One of them was 23-year-old Chitrangadha Gupta who along with her mother and grandmother, started a sought after momos making and delivery service under the name Boju's kitchen. She started the venture with just an initial investment of Rs 2,000. From around 6-7 orders per day, her business now caters to over 30 orders and delivers across Delhi.
Mumbai based startup launched NOTO, an ice cream brand that specialises in making healthy, low-calorie, low sugar, and high-protein ice cream in May 2019. Entrepreneurs Ashni Seth raised an undisclosed amount of funding as part of a Pre-Seed round led by WEH Ventures, with participation from Lead Angels, in July 2020.
Rakhi Khera founded Abiti Bella Enterprises in 2014 and has been generating good revenue. However, amid the pandemic, her business incurred major losses and was not able to earn a single penny. It was then that Khera came up with the idea of Enklose, a coverall that can be used by domestic maids, beauty salon workers, and hotel employees. It is a cost-effective, reusable, and washable overall.
Ni-Varak is a contactless mobile-based thermometer. The need for wide-screening of body temperatures during the pandemic fueled its invention. Using the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, it enables a contactless way of measuring temperatures, along with geo-location and time. It is the brainchild of Chinnayya Math and Vaishali Chinnayya.
These women are an inspiration for others who want to start something of their own but are sceptical. Their determination, innovative idea and zeal to become successful have helped them see success amid the pandemic.