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13 Jan 2020

How student, 19, is empowering women and tackling India’s industrial waste crisis at the same time

How student, 19, is empowering women and tackling India’s industrial waste crisis at the same time

BEng Sports Technology Student, Raena Ambani has been balancing her university life with empowering women and helping them to cross cultural barriers in her home city of Mumbai.

19-year-old Raena set up the BigPA Initiative in 2018 to give women an opportunity to work, whilst also curbing the problem of industrial waste by taking hazardous, unrecyclable industrial material and transforming it into something useful. To see more about how Raena took a £100 loan from her parents and turned it into a venture which challenges the stigma of women and work, and now employs more that 18 women across the business, click here.