Female entrepreneurship is vital for our future. Collectively we can make a change by closing the gap between men and women in the workforce.
Entrepreneurs are those adventurous, daredevils who drive deep into the pressing problems of society and try to find solutions to them, not by leaving the responsibilities in the reins of the government or business, but by trying to change systems as a whole and persuading societies to take new initiatives.
India being a growing economy is a hotspot for young entrepreneurs. With a large population of more than 130 crores, businesses all over the world see it as a potential destination for establishing a start-up. For years, males dominated the business industry, leaving less or no room for females. But the trend has changed now. More and more women are jumping into the business and many have successfully established globally renowned brands. Creating job opportunities for a large number of people, the women have braved the societal pressures and stereotypes to come up with the solutions that are far more reliable and innovative.
recent years, Maharashtra has witnessed an increase in women-owned businesses in fields such as Food Industry, fashion,Beauty, farming, IT, manufacturing, oil, and more. The development has broken the gender stereotype where women are depicted as weaker and incapable.
These bold and fearlessly ambitious entrepreneurs are shaping the future of Maharashtra, serving as mentors to millions of women and youths.
In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Food Entrepreneurs of Kalyan East who are known for their remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Food Industry who always believe in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Vaishali Pagare and Vidya Chavan, Founder of Vaivi Food, their Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com reporter Sejal Bhise
Vaishali Pagare and Vidya Chavan :
Famous As : Food Entrepreneur
Startup Name : Vaivi Food
Brief Introduction :
One of the things we’ve been hearing since childhood is never to trade money in friendship, never to do business together. This leads to dissatisfaction in friendship, friendship breaks and so on. We’ve seen a lot of examples like this, so our faith in these things is getting stronger somewhere, right?
But the two friends started a business 4 years ago and both of them are crossing the peaks of success together. Moreover, their friendship is also an ideal in front of everyone. Your curiosity about these two will surely increase now.
Both of them are Vaishali Dilip Pagare and Vidya Chavan of the brand ‘Vaivi’. Both of them are child friendly. Vaishali was educated up to B.com and has been working for the last 20 years. Vidya used to take sewing classes for many years, but then due to illness she stopped taking classes and started working. But she did not like the job. Both of them did not want to live a life of 9 to 5 years. But what exactly do you want to do? Because it was not even affordable to just sit at home in a place like Mumbai. The year went by like this while thinking about what to do.
Vidya wants to make Dinka’s laddu amazing, Dinka’s laddu is what we eat in winter, but we always need such nutrients. With this in mind, he decided to start a business of making laddu.
Both of them had never done any business in their house before, both of them had no experience and no training. Both of them started their business on their own initiative. A lot of people also advised not to bring this business in friendship, but these two started their work by ignoring it. Initially, they two invested Rs 50,000 each and set up their company under the initials ‘Vaivi’.
Initially, they entered the market with 7 different types of laddu of Dink, Udid, Flaxseed and Besan. But they realized that these laddu were already in the market. He realized that he had done nothing different, and then began studying Vaivi. If you want to enter the market, you have to maintain your uniqueness. After reading different books, talking to doctors and dieticians, Vaivi started making different nutritious laddu. They was inspired by ‘Mission Healthy India’. They thought that Vavi should also have a share in this mission. They started making different types of laddu. There journey started with 7 types of pampering and in these four years he has reached 51 types of laddus. They want to make 100 types of laddus.
Vaivi’s laddu is a panacea for various ailments like stomach ailments, diabetes, arthritis, rheumatism. Now they have classified 10 different types of laddu for each ailment. Apart from Maharashtra, foreigners are also in demand for Vaivi’s laddu. These products has reduced the risk of arthritis in many people, who are living under sugar control. So they are now permanent customers of Vaivi. That is why in these four years, Vaivi has created its own distinct identity.
Vaivi’s journey started from home, then in the space of 10 × 15 and now he has bought a shop of 350 square feet in prime location. Based on honest efforts and customer trust, Vaivi is taking one step at a time towards its goal. They thinks that there should be 5 branches of Vaivi in the next 3 years. At the same time, they says, educated women get jobs easily, but those who are uneducated or less educated do not get jobs. Vaivi has decided to raise the living standards of such women by giving them jobs through Vaivi.
At present they have 2 big machines. One for roasting grain and the other for grinding. They have 5 women working at present and the annual profit is around 5/6 lakhs.
Asked about the competitors, Vaivi said, “The competitors are as they should be and that is why today we have started making 51 types of laddu and proving our uniqueness.”
Both of them are constantly upgrading themselves by learning new things.
Vaivi is constantly researching what exactly customers expect. Vaivi has also learned online marketing, so Vaivi is getting orders not only from Maharashtra but also from outside India.
Vaivi took a leap two or three years ago and Vaivi became local to global. Here they learned many things. This gave them direction and guidance to grow their business.
The journey of these two friends to become entrepreneurs must have been inspiring to all of you. Vaivi has shattered the old notion of friendship, not doing business, and has set a different standard for all. Many good wishes for Vaivi’s next journey ….!
Vaishali Pagare: 82911 67174
Vidya Chavan: 81084 45009
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