One teacher left her noble profession to peruse a business in the coconut industry. Devika Gobin a mother of one, was a teacher for over five years. She originally felt that teaching would be her life long career. But all of that changed after she wanted to become self-employed. After trying several other businesses that failed, Gobin finally found her true passion.
Gobin, a resident of Diamond Housing Scheme has been plying her trade for the past three years along the East Bank of Demerara. She uses her car to deliver fresh coconut water to her customers
In Guyana, many women are encouraged to start their own small business with workshops and small loans designed to assist in the process. The Small Business Bureau, within the Ministry of Business is the primary source for such assistance. As for Gobin, she plans to expand her business soon.