Listen to Faisa’s story and tips on how to start and run a business in Finland.
Faisa Egge, originally from Kenya and now from Kokkola, the founder of Amanihoiva Kotihoito Oy, was chosen as The Migrant Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.
Faisa arrived in Finland in 2008 with two suitcases and a thousand euros in her pocket. That was all she had when she began her new life in a country she barely knew anything about.
The beginning was hard. Faisa had imagined she would find work, but that was difficult without language skills and experience. She got her first job in a pizzeria, but didn’t ask about wages or a contract.
A few years later Faisa decided to apply for initial funding to start her own company.