Encouraging home entrepreneurs

Vinaya Patil
Thursday, 21 December 2017

Noella Kambli, who is hosting an exhibition of home-based businesswomen, tells us more about it

For a home entrepreneur to have a flourishing business is not an easy task. But Pune-based curator Noella Kambli makes it slightly easy for such enterprising individuals by giving them a much-needed platform. 

Kambli has organised a two-day exhibition for home-based women entrepreneurs for promotion and sale of their unique products to a larger audience thus making them economically independent. Called the Jingle Bells Christmas Bazaar, the exhibition will be held today and tomorrow, December 22-23. “Not only does it have a number of stalls for these women, but also includes loads of fun activities. It’s a festival in itself. A number of contests and events will be conducted over the two days, including carol singing,” explains Kambli, who conducts three such exhibitions every year — Summer, Diwali and Christmas-New Year. A charity Christmas party will be hosted on December 22 for orphans and children with special needs, thus spreading happiness and cheer and thereby contributing her bit for society.

The curator also promotes NGOs by giving them stalls free of cost. “This includes a stall by differently-abled girls of Help Life India, St Anthony’s Boarding School and another one that makes patchwork quilts. There are also products by underprivileged women,” says Kambli, adding, “Apart from these, there is great quality designer stuff like jewellery, clothes, and even food items like sweets, pickles and what not.” There are around 90 stalls at the exhibition.

It is an effort to give exposure to women entrepreneurs and encourage them, concludes Kambli who has been doing these exhibitions for the last four years now.

Jingle Bells Christmas Bazaar is being held at Sacred World ‘Atrium’, Jagtap Chowk, Wanawadi, and will conclude tomorrow, December 23

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