‘Berem- your accessories’: Nagaland’s young entrepreneur’s ‘hope of success’

‘Berem- your accessories’: Nagaland’s young entrepreneur’s ‘hope of success’

KOHIMA, January 11, 2018: 

Meet Nagaland’s aspiring self-made young lady, ‘Chubalemla Kichu’ a strong lady also the owner of Berem- Your Accessories from Khensa Village under Mokokchung District. An inspiration role model who fought against the odds of life to survive and to rise inspite of various difficulties. Like any other self-made and aspiring entrepreneur, her stories are often full of heartaches, struggles and determination.

 Kichu lost her father at an age of 14 years which made life hard leaving her mother alone to take care of her along with a younger brother and sister.

Struggling with great efforts, Kichu had to face another obstacle while she was pursuing her bachelor studies in People’s College, Mokokchung Town. She suffered from illness and was forced to discontinue her studies which left her with broken hopes and dreams. But as it is said ‘where there is hope there is light’, Chubalemla found hope in the place where she least expected and thus, she embarked on the journey to self-discovery.

During the period of illness, she spent most her time making accessories like hair bands and clips for her friends and cousins. “It was during this circumstance, I was frustrated but my family and cousins started noticing my gifting and they encouraged me to start a page in facebook to promote my products,” Chubalemla recollects with a thankful note.

Sharing about the genesis and source of her enterprise, Chubalemla says that since early childhood she enjoyed her own little creative adventures, exploring herself and her surroundings. “Every little thing around the house was a compass upon which I would try my creative ability, trying to create something out of nothing. As I got older and entered college, I started trying my hands at new skills, particularly in earring making and other such accessories. I considered every improvement a success and always wanted to make more. Initially, I did it all for fun but gradually I took myself more seriously; I knew I had to find a way to help my mum,” she stated.

 

 

 

“It was in the summer of 2016 that I pulled up my socks and decided to enter the world of entrepreneurship by selling my products commercially. I am so glad I did,” she said with a sigh while adding, “Naturally, I was nervous at first, but I decided to go ahead with risk. The first few products took a little time to sell, but slowly things started to pick up pace as I got my first orders through my Facebook page (Berem-Your Accessories)”.

TNT News with inputs from The Morung Express

Featured Image (courtesy): The Morung Express


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