Jainaba Mbaye, the Proprietress of Jainaba’s Tailoring & Fashion Design has put a big smile on the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter staff by donating them some facemasks, in a bid to contribute her quota in the crusade against the novel Corona Virus Pandemic.
This gesture, according to her, is geared towards showing her appreciation to the Organisation for supporting her dream to become a Proprietress of a Tailoring Shop through benefitting from the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) mini grant, which amounts to D47,000.00.
Ms Mbaye was opportune to secure one designer machine and two ordinary machines from the mini-grant support, which was disbursed through the National Cooperative Credit Union of the Gambia (NACCUG) in 2019.
‘I knew about the mini-grant scheme through the help of GYIN Gambia as they nominated me to participate in a weeklong Entrepreneurship training, organised by the National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) in which the mini-grant was presented to the participants,” she explained.
After the training, she said, she filled and submitted the form to NACCUG and was successfully approved for the mini-grant support.
She added: “The grant availed me the opportunity to attract more customers thus upscaling my business to another level.” Again, she ventured into a palm oil business through her sales from the business, as the grant created an avenue for her to make profit in order to extend her wings to another trade.
Commenting on GYIN Gambia, Ms Mbaye thanked the Organisation for exposing her to opportunities that benefitted her thus improving her livelihood.
Situated in Bijilo, Jainaba’s Tailoring & Fashion Design sells both sewn African and European wears for ladies and gents as well as for kids. Apart from the tailoring, she sells shoes, handbags, bedsheets, fabrics etc.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the GYIN Gambia Executive Director Mamadou Edrisa Njie, Ida L.B Ceesay thanked the benefactor for the gesture, describing her as an energetic and hardworking aspiring entrepreneur.
She encouraged her to take her business seriously and work harder to become a successful entrepreneur.