Inspire Inclusion with Zong 4G: Anum Fatima of Northy Natural


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Inspire Inclusion with Zong 4G: Anum Fatima of Northy Natural

Join us in celebrating Women's Day with our #InspireInclusionwithZong4G campaign, where we're partnering with a prominent Instagram influencer to shine a spotlight on small-scale women-led businesses in Pakistan. In this series of blog posts, we're amplifying the voices of entrepreneurs like Anum Fatima, founder of Northy Natural, who lack the means to promote their ventures on a larger scale.

Northy Natural is a women-owned startup brand dedicated to harnessing the untouched riches of the north, particularly Skardu, for organic health and wellness. They have a treasure trove of luxurious essential oils like Apricot Kernel Oil, Walnut Oil, and Seaberry Oil, each carefully sourced and meticulously crafted to elevate your skin-care and well-being regimen. Complementing these are also whole-foods such as flavored almonds, offering a guilt-free indulgence with wholesome nutrition.

Anum Fatima's entrepreneurial journey began in 2020, during the quarantine days, when she stumbled upon a video featuring a 17-year-old girl who had initiated her own organic venture. Inspired by this, Anum, who was nearing the end of her MBA program at FAST University in Islamabad, felt a spark within her to make a difference. Witnessing the achievements of others ignited her determination to explore untapped growth opportunities and delve into the world of entrepreneurship.

Like many women entrepreneurs, Anum faced several challenges along her journey. One significant hurdle was the lack of mentorship. Without proper guidance, navigating the complexities of starting and running a business can be daunting. However, Anum turned to digital spaces and books to fill this gap, finding her own way and carving a path to success.

Another challenge Anum encountered was the impact on mental health. The pressure to excel in various aspects of life while balancing business ambitions, familial duties, and personal aspirations took its toll. Despite these challenges, Anum persevered, prioritizing tasks and implementing effective strategies to maintain equilibrium between her business and personal life.

Despite the obstacles, Anum has experienced numerous rewarding moments since starting her business. One particularly memorable incident occurred during a visit to the courier office to send out client orders. There, she struck up a conversation with a woman who admired Anum's products and packaging. Unbeknownst to Anum, the woman turned out to be Marvi Memon, a notable figure. This encounter not only highlighted the support women offer each other but also resulted in a significant order for Anum's brand, reinforcing the impact of female solidarity in entrepreneurship.

Anum Fatima's journey with Northy Natural is a testament to her resilience, determination, and commitment to making a difference in the world of small-scale businesses in Pakistan. As she continues to grow her venture, Anum remains dedicated to empowering women and fostering a supportive community of entrepreneurs.

If you wish to follow her journey or support her business, you can find her on Instagram using the following link: Northy Natural

Written by Inam Faisal
Will is a gadget fanatic, working from cafes and gadget-infused mega-hovels to turn caffeine into technology articles. Follow her on Twitter @infaisal and check out her newly redesigned tech review site!