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Oral History Interview with Samia Rahman

Samia Rahman co founded the business Pantried, an online platform to shop from local businesses in metro Detroit in 2017 with a group of friends. The business features many immigrant owned mom-and-pop shops, creating equitable access to shopping local. Samia says many local businesses cater to specific items and foods which are inaccessible, or more readily available in stores. Pantried brings those items to the customers via an online platform similar to Instacart, having groceries shopped by a personal shopper preparing for curbside pickup or delivery services. Now the rebranded company will begin with a beta launch of 5-6 stores in 2021. Samia says she hopes to give back to the community she grew up in. She is one of metro Detroit’s Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs.

Duration: 00:30:04

Date: April 2021
Subject(s): Samia Rahman
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nargis Rahman
Location: Detroit, MI

Collection: Nargis Rahman Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-18 (created); 2024-05-26 (modified)

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