Ria: Story of a student-turned-entrepreneur

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Ria Metay Ghosh is a 21-year-old BSc student of Narasingha Datta College, Howrah. After her father’s death, the iron grill manufacturing shop that he owned was leased out. Coming from a business family, Ria nurtured the dream of becoming an entrepreneur someday. With her love for painting, she developed an interest in makeup, dress material, jewellery and the likes. She would even teach some children at a local club, earning a pocket money of Rs 1,400 per month.

She enrolled herself in the junk jewellery making and designing course under Karigari since she felt that junk jewelry was a rising trend among youngsters.

She decided to set up a small business of accessories, where she could also continue her tuitions and discussed the idea with her teachers. She soon started an online business of costume jewellery and dresses and has even sold four to five of her sets via Facebook and has earned Rs 500 from it. During Durga Puja, Ria earned approximately Rs 4,000.

After completing this jewellery design course Ria wants to continue pursuing her garments and junk jewelry business.