Promoting handmade products manufactured by 100 Women Entrepreneurs

A Sales Exhibition for 100 Women Entrepreneurs, who are members of the National Women Entrepreneur Council (NWEC), was launched on Saturday 10 March 2018 at the Trianon Shopping Park by the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Roubina Jadoo-Jaunbocus.

The three-day event, an initiative of the NWEC, was organised in the context of International Women’s Day 2018 and to mark the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Mauritius’s accession to Independence. The Sales Exhibition had as objective to enable Women Entrepreneurs market and sell their locally-made products.

On this occasion, Minister Jadoo-Jaunbocus encouraged women entrepreneurs to continue on the path of perseverance and in enhancing their handcrafting skills. She assured that her Ministry will provide all the necessary support to enable Women Entrepreneurs display and market their products across supermarkets around the country. Moreover, the Minister announced that the number of Fairs organised by the NWEC will increase, with the possibility of holding four Fairs on a larger scale on a yearly basis.

Sales Exhibition

It also aimed at demonstrating the potential and know-how of Mauritian Women Entrepreneurs in the handicraft and textile sectors and in assisting in the growth, development and competitiveness of women-owned enterprises.

Products displayed and on sale included: local snacks, cane juice, spices, Indian cakes and pastries, potted plants, pyrography engravings, jewellery, paintings, and ladies’/children’s/men’s wear.


The NWEC, a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare has been set up in 1999. It is the main organisation that provides support and assistance to both potential and existing women entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The NWEC aims at promoting entrepreneurship by inculcating the right business culture for women in Mauritius.

Source: Government of Mauritius