Ansa - Boutique owner from Pakistan
I am Ansa Farooq. I came to the EYW Innovation Hub in Bedari to learn how to become a computer operator in the army, against my parents’ fears of stigma for being a girl. In the trainings, I built my self-confidence and refined my goals. I ended up opening a boutique selling clothes and handcrafted artifacts, and was the first woman to have a stall in my local market. I faced many negative comments from my family at first, but I know that if I had stayed at home, I wouldn’t have achieved anything.