Written by: Cheri Varnadoe, DreamBuilder Fellow, Peru
Fanny Jibaha is the founder and executive Director of YAW Chocolate, a gourmet chocolate line that uses dried Peruvian fruits and nuts covered in high quality Peruvian chocolate. Fanny was trained by a Swiss chocolate expert as part of an educational exchange with Switzerland. In 2013, she was given the opportunity to hone her business skills and create a top notch business plan as a participant of Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Women Program in Peru. Thunderbird School of Global Management designed the curriculum for this robust program which provided women entrepreneurs with 140 hours of classroom business training. Fanny also received a student mentor from Thunderbird.