GC4W is so excited to announce that we are carrying MBISAFRICAN on our newly launched GC4W Marketplace. We started a new campaign this month to encourage our community to #shopsmall and support female entrepreneurs when doing your holiday shopping this season. 

Founded by Lillian Elenwoke, the Gift Advisory by MBisAfrican(MBA) is the store owned and operated by MBA Packaging;  a company that helps emerging brands improve their packaging design, processes and techniques. The store sells:

  • Hand made Home & Lifestyle goods (Made from vibrant and uplifting African prints and materials)
  • Gifting accessories ( Made from select digitized African prints) -COMING SOON

We sat down with Lillian Elenwoke about her business, her entrepreneurship journey, her motivations, and more!

1. What inspired you to start your business?

Timeless gift giving experiences; That was what inspired me to start my business. Curating “Intellectual Hampers “ and Gift boxes that appealed to the 5 senses and made a lasting impression.

2. What can you share about the products you create and/or sell?

The products I create are customizable handmade home and lifestyle goods. Made with the best African prints / fabrics. We currently have our multi use collapsible storage that comes with matching picture frames and our padfolios. We will be launching other items in a few months.

3. What do you love most about working with customers?

I love helping customers create a memorable experience; from helping emerging brands with sustainable packaging for their products to helping customers put together gifts that are timeless and make a lasting impression.

4. What motivated you to sell on the GC4W marketplace

Global Community 4 Women is a great platform that connects me with women from all across the world so selling on this platform allows me to connect with a variety of women; trade with them, exchange value and also grow with them so it’s a win-win situation.

5. what advice do you have for an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner? 

My advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is patience and grit. They will need that on their journey because entrepreneurship is not a walk in the park, some days are better than others but you have to just keep moving both in the good and not so good times. Have the patience for delays and days that challenge you and have the grit to keep moving regardless.