The Light Within - Part 02: In conversation with Faiqa Kahalwan

Despite all the odds and handful of opportunities available; women of Pakistan are breaking all stereotypes, proving how much capable they are. Gone are the days, when women were considered good only for professions like teaching and medical, but now they are proving themselves in every sphere of life.

The Light Within is a three-part series wherein Laiba Zaman, a writer at Perspective, interviewed three successful women entrepreneurs of Pakistan about their business, journey, and struggles. This is the second part of the series featuring another successful and talented Pakistan-based entrepreneur, Faiqa Kahalwan. She started her own business of skin-care products, Purify by Faiqa Kahalwan, in 2019.

Q 1: A breif introduction about you and your business?

I am Faiqa Kahalwan, A 16 year old successful entrepreneur. As a child, I always loved taking care of my skin. I started experimenting on my face when I was 12. And in 2019, when I was 14 I felt like starting my own business. It was not planned at all. It was just a thought and then I started working on it professionally. Now we have around 60+ products made with so much love and 5000+ satisfied customers. My business journey has been great!

Q 2: How/Why did you start the business? Who was your inspiration?