- Sandra Ozwald is the founder and CEO of Saint Ozwald Shoes
- Saint Ozwald Shoes is a fashion wear company that makes designer dress shoes
- YEN.com.gh throws the spotlight on Sandra's journey, her struggles, and success
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Ghanaian female businesswoman, Sandra Ozwald, is the founder and CEO of Saint Ozwald Shoes, a shoe-making company that produces Italian standard quality wear.
Coming from an economically challenged background at Sunyani in the Bono Ahafo Region, Sandra has defeated daunting obstacles and is now a successful entrepreneur.
Sandra had a difficult childhood. YEN.com.gh gathered that she started school late because of financial setbacks and struggled throughout her junior and senior high school education.
After she completed senior high school, Sandra decided to turn the lemons life offered her into lemonade. She looked within herself for solutions and decided to start a shoe-making business.
A teenager at the time, Sandra started learning shoe-making from a local shoemaker at a local shop and later decided to start her own business.
She personally began her shoe-making journey from a family storage room with a sewing and scouring machine she borrowed.
In 2013, she officially started her business which has now gained prominence as a brand.
Saint Ozwald Shoes is one of the most celebrity-endorsed locally made shoe brands in Ghana.
Sandra’s brand has also received endorsements from notable Ghanaian personalities and presidents, including Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr.eMahamudu Bawumia.
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In a similar story, Ghanaian entrepreneur, Tonyi Senayah, is the founder and CEO of Horseman Shoes, a local shoe-making company that produces men’s dress shoes, unisex sandals, and other fashion wear.
He started learning the craft from a local shoe maker at Lapaz in Accra and subsequently established his own company in 2010.
The brand has now gained global prominence and has been featured on local and international media platforms such as CNN and DW.
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