“Our social enterprise that supported local women has been greatly supported by the Centre. We love the Bromley by Bow Centre”

Sabeha has been involved with the Centre for a long time. During her days as a BA social enterprise student, she was provided with support by the Centre for her children to enable her to achieve her degree.

In 2016, Sabeha and Joanna, her business partner had an idea for a social enterprise that could empower BAME women in East London who face barriers to work. So Juta Shoes was born.

Juta Shoes produced beautiful handcrafted bespoke shoes and experience workshops using sustainable and reclaimed materials. The business offered training, support and flexible, well-paid work to its staff to help combat social and economic exclusion.

Juta Shoes has also accessed supported through the Centre’s Beyond Business programme and in 2018 was a winner of the Investec Beyond Business award.

“As a BA Social Enterprise student, I finished my studies with a first-class degree – one of my greatest achievements. I was also provided with support for my children to enable this to happen – a barrier that I don’t think anyone really thinks about until they experience it themselves. In 2016, with Joanna Hamer, we set up a social enterprise which has been greatly supported by the Centre. We love the Bromley by Bow Centre.”

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