CELEBRATE | November 25, 2019

2019 Best Young Entrepreneur Award

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The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)- Ethiopia held the 2019 National Entrepreneurship Award in three major categories; Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Seasoned Entrepreneur, and Best Social Entrepreneur of the year. In "Best Young Entrepreneur of the year" category Firehiwot Asefa won the title. Firehiwot returned from United Arab Emirates (UAE) 5 years ago and took Entrepreneurship training opportunity to start her own garment factory. Then after, she founded Firehiwot garment with an initial capital of 15,000 ETB in 2014. The garment factory begin to produce ready made clothes for women. After few years, she added more machines to the factory and began to export her clothes to the Middle East and other African Countries.  Currently, she has  a capital of 2,000,000ETB and created job opportunities for 42 employees of which 30 are female. As a corporat social responsibility, Firehiwot provided free skill training for Ethiopian women returnees from UAE in collaboration with Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industries Promotion Agency.