Kyrgyzstan | In action since 19998
To help bridge the gap they saw between men and women in their society, students in Kyrgyzstan launched Future Women, a project designed to educate and empower women to start their own businesses, thereby building their confidence. After getting to know the women and their interests, they helped them start a catering and lunch box company, which allowed them to do something they enjoyed from the comfort of their homes. Leveraging skills like using social media, the team empowered them to make connections in the community and sell their new product. As more women got involved, they expanded the project to include a sewing and cleaning businesses, and they’re now focusing on the sustainability of each business. In total, nine students have impacted 28 people and have helped start four new businesses.
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When Madina was in high school, she was involved with a project the Enactus OSU team did with her school. Shortly after that, her sister started at OSU and joined the Enactus team. So by the time Madina started her Information Technology degree at OSU, joining the Enactus team was a given. She now splits her focus between serving as Project Coordinator and PR Manager, giving her a well-rounded experience. And her experience with Enactus has done more than teach her skills: it has inspired her to become an entrepreneur, designing and selling her own line of t-shirts. As she and the team get ready for Toronto, she is looking forward to meeting new people from around the world while gaining presentation skills.
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When he was a first year student, Amantur went to see an Enactus presentation on campus to learn more about the team and their mission. He immediately connected with the idea of using entrepreneurial action as an approach to solving economic, social and environmental problems. Three years later, this Government and Municipal Management major now serves as Team Leader and is known to spend five hours a day working on Enactus! As he and the team prepare to represent their country at the Enactus World Cup, he is excited for the whole experience: learning new ideas, practicing his presentation skills, and making new friends.
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