Promoting entrepreneurship among the locals in Nagaland, she has helped many people gain financial stability through sustainable employment. Getting recognition for her work in the sphere of NGOs & Social Entrepreneurship, Nagaland native, Shiroi Lily Shaiza bagged a coveted spot under the ‘Special Mentions’ in the Forbes India 30 Under 30 list.
Helped finance 200+ entrepreneurs and microfinanced 1,200 individuals
Livestock training is the prime focus of Shaiza who currently serves as the Managing director of Aspora Nagaland and advisor at Entrepreneurs Associates. The 28-year-old has been working hard to help the youth of the state to set up their own ventures that would help them secure a good financial future. Until today, she has helped finance over 200 entrepreneurs, while also contributed towards microfinancing 1,200 individuals. She also assists budding entrepreneurs in the basics of business skills and growth through training sessions. On gaining such a prestigious recognition she said, “I was just doing what I can. Any Naga youth could do the job. What we are trying is to change narratives about how we look at ourselves.” As humble as ever, she is completely overwhelmed by the amount of visibility she has received because of this Forbes India mention.
Grateful for being featured as a ‘Special mention’ on the Forbes India 30 under 30
This has just made her desire stronger than ever to strengthen the economy of her state and region. She also added, “I am really grateful for being featured as a ‘Special mention’ on the Forbes India 30 under 30. It is an honour to be recognised with young people across the country, who have been disrupting the industry in the intersection of Business and the Social Impact space to find innovative solutions for some of the most pressing problems that our society is facing today.” An alumna of Symbiosis International in Pune City, she returned to her state to make a difference among local people.
Continuing her work in the livestock industry in Nagaland, she strives to better her field while also encouraging the youth of Nagaland to do something to change society for the good.
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