Meet Afshana Feroze: Kashmir’s First Flower-Shaped Chocolate Maker


In the Kashmir Valley, youths are now interested in building something on their own, in which a large number of young women are involved in starting businesses.

Young women entrepreneurs in the Kashmir valley are making their businesses unique by incorporating new ideas. A good example is Afshana Feroze Khan of Srinagar, who makes different flower-shaped chocolates. Chocolates made in this style are hardly available in the general market, which makes her creation unique and attracts customers.

Afshana, 25, hails from the Nishat area of the Srinagar district. She has done BA but it was her passion for making different recipes that drove this genius to create unique chocolates.

It was not easy for her to start this work though. However, with her self-confidence and enthusiasm, she got the support of her parents. Although Afshana did this job of making flower-shaped chocolates, she must have resorted to YouTube to hone her skills and gain complete expertise.

It has not even been a year since Afshana started this chocolate-making business. What made her chocolates different from others, is the attractive recipe and unique taste. At the same time, it does not compromise on the quality of its products. Afshana says that more orders come on occasions of weddings, birthdays, and other special events, but 4 to 5 orders are received daily.

Afshana started her business from a small room at home with the savings she earned while tutoring children. She now earns 40 to 50 thousand rupees per month by selling chocolates. She wishes to expand her business further and also provide employment to others in the coming time.

Afshana says that instead of wasting time looking for a government job, it is better to focus on earning self-employment by utilizing your skills and abilities to create employment resources not only for yourself but also for others. Success in any work can be achieved with courage, dedication, and motivation. In such a situation, Afshana Feroze is not only emerging as a successful entrepreneur, but she is also becoming a beacon for others.

Credits: ANI

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