What inspired you to start the business?
I commenced trading at the Dubai Flea Market and then moved to the Covent Garden Market Jumeirah, Dubai.
What are you offering?
Who do you help?
How does it work?
WHY IT MATTERS?
Think about impact?
What positive impact does your service or product make?
Why does it matter to you?
What motivates you?
Receiving my certificate with Chief Executive Alistair Wilson and
HE Reem Abdel Rahim BinKaram
The 21st January 2019 was a day I will never forget.
I finally completed my scholarship programme with the Badiri Academy, NAMA, and the School For Social Entrepreneurs London and Cornwall, UK.
I presented my graduation presentation and received my certificate.
Many thanks to Lina Hamdan, Kylie Dickenson, Jo Van Osch (my amazing mentor), Amy Babor and Sally Heard for their kind words of support and encouragement.
I praise the Almighty Allah subhana wa'tala for giving me the strength and courage to complete the course.
Thank you to my husband Faisal for supporting me over the past 10 years.
Sabeena Z Ahmed - Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme, NAMA and School for Social Entrepreneurs UK Certificate
In 2015 my Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott and I worked to design The Little Fair Trade Stamps which would be included in the launch of The Little Fair Trade Shop website Quarter 1, 2016.
In this blog I explain what each stamp means and introduce you to a fairtrade producer who has aligned their business to implement and promote a living wage, decent working conditions, transparency and accountability, empowerment, environmental sustainability, dignity and self respect for all.
This is my second year participating in Plastic Free July and due to my three surgeries and Covid-19 I have found the challenge difficult.
The UAE ethical movement is still in its infancy and substitutes for products like reusable/circular feminine hygiene and natural beauty products for acne/sensitive skin are limited.
I hope to continue my plastic/zero waste journey and hope to gradually reduce my consumption of menstrual hygiene and cleaning products and learn how to make my own soap, body wash, bread, conditioner and compost my waste..
It will be a long work in progress, but I'm optimistic.
This is my summary about how I am consciously trying to live a fair trade ethical life.
This blog illustrates the small steps I have taken to live a life free of clutter, materialism and throw away society.
It has been a natural progression from fair trade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur to ethical consumer.
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