A dreamer with a gift
Zawadi is a Swahili word that means gift. My name is Zawadi Bernadette Shiyenze. Today is my birthday and I turn 15.This day is special to me, because I get to launch something. I am Uber excited about it.
I currently study at State house Girls High School, Nairobi Form 2l. Last year I had a rough year, had just transitioned from primary school to high school. Our family went through a tough season, juggling between school and helping out my family was hard. Luckily school closed a little early, during this season I decided to juice the pain and learn ways I could still help my sister Roselyne aka Shi make ends meet. It was a difficult task to fit in her shoes, when I took in some therapy sessions with Dr Bukusi just to keep me sane,I realised am good at gift selection.
Gift selection would require a different level of enthusiasm and capital. I approached my sister, as she liked the idea behind it, asked me to work hard, write down the vision and start from where I can. That looked like a great yes! I began selling ice cream during the festive season, saved a little coin and resumed school. During our term 1 season we had a challenge with school fees and i stayed home for five days, these days I used to sleep and still refine the dream i had.
We agreed with my sister, that the little cash i had saved would be used to start the business. I bought two pieces and sold it before i went to school. While in school, we were later advised the school will close indefinitely due to the corona virus pandemic. My heart was sad, because it was just a week since I had returned after being sent home for school fees. At home we created a timetable for me to continue study, but during the afternoons i spent watching TV and stitching while consulting my sister on the idea I had.
Tick tock we agreed, on how we will proceed. I will sell gift items on this site….
Most of the items will be artwork, because I love art and any gift item I find catchy. During my holiday season is when I will be sourcing them and we will listing them on the site. I love gifts and I know each gift you buy here will be a gift to you and your loved ones. Let journey together and build ZAWADI.
How can you support ZAWADI?
Visit the site on gift section, buy a gift card.
The gift card can be used to redeem any item at Shiyenze fashion or any art work.
Share with me specific dates you would like. The gifts will be prepared during the holidays.
Happy Birthday to me!
To shop any of the gifts visit https://shiyenze.com/product/gift-cards/