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    Helping Waed take her dream to the next level

    Day 181

    Dreaming Big

    Yesterday, we saw how Rola’s dream came true with the simple investment in her cooking business. And today we’re featuring another Changemaker whose work out of her home is building her skills and confidence in her business.

    Meet Waed, a successful cook that was having problems building her business to a bigger scale. “I already cook for small gatherings and events, but having so few things to work with prevented me from getting more done and taking bigger orders.”

    Waed wanted to dream big. Her husband heard a local NGO was hosting food for 100 people and encouraged Waed to prepare the meal. “I was very afraid in the beginning, but he encouraged me. So I overcame my fear and actually did it! And that was the start.”

    Getting additional equipment helps build Waed’s business, so she can take on more large-scale projects like a 100-person meal. But it doesn’t stop there! Waed is already thinking about the future and investing more into her business.

    “I want to have a bigger kitchen and hire more women with me, so they can provide for their families, just like I did. And I want to thank you for supporting me – not just with the equipment, but also by believing in me.”

    It’s easy to believe in Waed when you see how she’s already paying it forward.

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