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Mahima Jain

Freelance Journalist

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mahima Jain is a Freelance Journalist based in India

June 28, 2023

When Indian businesswoman Aditi Bhutia Madan recalls her childhood in Darjeeling, she remembers pine forests, Himalayan sunrises and her grandmother's momos - the savoury dumplings that years later inspired her to launch her own company.

A former MasterChef India contestant, Madan was confident of her cooking skills but she did not know how to access formal financing to grow her Yangkiez By MomoMami brand - a major hurdle for many female entrepreneurs in India.