Elisa Haiara

Manager, E-Products Ltd

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Elisa is the Manager of E-Products Limited, a community-oriented family business focused on providing printing and promotional services to individuals and organizations in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The company aims to be the best all-in-one provider for printing needs and document printing services including document typing, formatting, art work, printing and printing finish services; long format printing and advertisement; and branding and customized corporate merchandise. E-Products’ mission is to help its customers promote and market their products and services effectively through high-quality, customized, relevant printing solutions. They focus on quality jobs, competitive pricing and efficiency in meeting customer demands and timelines.  E-Products also designs and manufactures custom jewelry and leather bags targeted to Papua New Guinean women, which are sold both locally and to Papua New Guinean women around the world. Long-term, E-Products is looking to increase the size of the company through planned growth, as well as create jobs in the community for women and youth. Elisa holds a general nursing certificate and is an alumna of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Papua New Guinea and serves as the chairwoman of the AWE Alumni group in the country. Elisa is also a member of the Papua New Guinea Christian Professional Network Inc and works with the organization through E-Products to support their annual events. Elisa is a self-taught entrepreneur with experience in business operations management, customer relations management and basic financial literacy.

What Elisa hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:
Elisa is excited to learn more about business planning, developing a business strategy, accounting and finance, risk management, raising capital, and how to use technology to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Elisa looks forward to connecting with seasoned business women and learning how they have built sustainable revenue models. She is also eager to learn the different ideas, tools, and strategies other women entrepreneurs employ and expand her understanding of international business and market dynamics.

What Elisa can offer other fellows:
Elisa is happy to share the challenges, experiences, and lessons she’s learned on doing business in a lesser developed country with an environment that is not conducive to operating a business. Elisa looks forward to being an advocate for Vital Voices in PNG and across the Pacific Island nations, helping recruit and encourage more women to join the VV network.

Connect with Elisa on Social Media:
Facebook (business): https://www.facebook.com/eproductspng
Facebook (personal): https://www.facebook.com/elisa.nilakhaiara