This #WickedWomenWed, I'm celebrating a female entrepreneur, or social entrepreneur as the case may be. Bosh Bosh was founded by Charlene Espinoza and her Liberian friends in 2013 while she was working in Salala, Liberia as a Peace Corp Volunteer. They began as a small girls club aimed at teaching the girls skills and sewing scraps of fabric donated by local tailors to produce the first ever Bosh Bosh products. Since then, Bosh Bosh has set up a production room, an educational program and, will be opening its own store in the capital city, Monrovia.
Bosh Bosh currently sponsors and teaches 20 female students, and employs 21 Liberians but aims to begin employing more through its expansion. The strength of the Bosh Bosh ethos is the cycle of education to empowerment to economic development. This holistic, grass-roots approach aims to empower communities throughout Liberia by empowering their women and girls first.
You can't beat that story! Visit the Bosh Bosh website to learn more see the lovely bags, headbands, and aprons they make! I love fashion with a mission.
Next week on #WickedWomenWed, I want to celebrate female sports figures! Nominate a female sports figure to celebrate via Twitter, Facebook, or email!
I write about power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives. This is a space where I meditate on those themes and share them with the word. Who knows, my next novel may start right here...