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Meet a Kakamega Millionaire Woman under the Age of 30 who is Thriving in her Business

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Vanessa Nekesa was an ordinary lady going about her job until she went on to win the Blaze Be Your Own Boss competition and walked away with KES 3 million in cash and KES 2 million in training, financial guidance, and business assistance.

She chose to use the funds to purchase sewing machines, rent a space, purchase high-quality fabric, and hire people who are both talented and passionate about fashion.

Valentine was raised in Kakamega when her mother died, and she moved in with her aunt and her 13-member family.

Nekesa began her education at Kakamega Primary School before enrolling in Moi Girls High School in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

She enrolled at Mount Kenya University (MKU) to pursue an information technology degree.

One of her most notable accomplishments is being named to Kenya's Top 40 Under 40 Women, where she was rated 14th.

Nekesa's success was the outcome of her own enterprise, V-Design, also known as Nekesa Queens Ltd, a fashion house she created at the age of 17 shortly after graduating from high school.

Nekesa said that the fact that she concentrated her creativity on designs particularly customized for the plus-size population is what sets her firm apart.

"V-Designs is a fashion brand that caters to plus-size ladies, sometimes known as 'triple C's curvy, confident, chic. We sell a sense of well-being and self-assurance. That is what sets us apart from our rivals "she explained.

While Nekesa had always been interested in fashion and even had a notebook with drawings, she told the journal that her ideas took off when she completed her KCSE examinations.

"Whenever there was an event, folks would come to me or bring their friends to me to design something for them." When I was considering starting a business, the encouragement from my family and friends was really motivating."

BLAZE is a first-of-its-kind platform in Kenya, East and Central Africa, built on the values of freedom, empowerment, and achievement that Kenyan youth feel are most important to them.

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