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Mimi Legesse

Co-General Manager
Teki Paper Bags

“Being deaf do not make us unable” Mimi Legesse

After growing up at an orphanage, Mimi has always felt the need to help other deaf children. Being deaf in Ethiopia is a daily challenge, but with people like Mimi things could change for a brighter future. Mimi began her entrepreneurial journey while she was pregnant with her first child and started to produce crochet bags and hats in her spare time. When she went back to school to complete her education, she decided to turn it into a real business and taught some of her classmates how to crochet. Unfortunately, the market was too small, and they couldn’t make it successful. However, Mimi understood something important. People were and are willing to support her. She only needed to produce something that is more in need and affordable. Say no more, Teki Paper Bags was born! ”





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