Not all that shines are gold, and not all that does not shine is not gold. This realization is what could be said of Miss Kamini Kanchan Sahoo, a former student of Dress Making trade from Government ITI Bhubaneswar, of the batch 2014-2015, presently running her own business brand named “Kamiyab” both in both online and offline mode. Kamini used her hardships and struggles in her life as her weapon to write her own destiny by becoming a woman Nano Unicorn running a successful textile handloom in Khurdha district.
Her skilling journey started after +2, when she came for a short term course at the ITI in the year 2014. At that time, she also learnt about the Dress Making trade, which led the foundation of her hope for a business. As she suffered and went through tough times in her lifetime being raised by her mother, it sowed a seed of earning within the little mind during her childhood and some instances also taught her the importance of earning on her own. As a successful entrepreneur, she has an everlasting ambition of fulfilling each of her mother’s wishes, seeing her daughter in the peak of success being one of them.
After ITI she went to pursue her degree in Fashion Technology as a way forward towards her big dream. This step added wings to her dream. She now can visualize herself as a fashion designer. She has passed fashion designing in the year 2018. And immediately she determined to start her business and applied the Nano Unicorn programme. With the loan assistance of one lakh received under the project she could start her own business in a small way and with persistent efforts the business started to gradually increase. Today, she not only feeds her family, but also paved a path for 50 more persons for earning. In future she wants to be present in each and every city of India with her brand name called “Kamiyab”. Also wants to start a green movement focusing on the deprived and underprivileged weaver societies.
Her earning reaches to Rupee 1 lakh during peak times. Her initial journey of entrepreneurship started with a small tailoring shop at Jagamara, Bhubaneswar with the amount of 1 lakh she received as a loan assistance. Today she has a start-up which has been possible with her own efforts and great vision. Kamini could also successfully repay back the entire one lakh rupees loan back to the project.