Change Lives with English Education


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When Life Gives You A Lemon Make Lemonade

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A LEMON MAKE LEMONADE A 37 year old man who was once a sale executive found a retrenchment letter one morning in his office,but this didn't make him loose hope in life.he later found a job as a cleaner he used to save 500 shilling from earning of sh 3900 per month.within a year he accumulated some capital and started a food kiosk business and employed other people to work for him. with hard work he got promoted from the position of a cleaner and was promoted to a brand manager for the hotel.while still working at an employed position,he expanded his food kiosk to become a restaurant.After working as a brand manager,he left his employment to manage his own business.A year later his restaurant expanded and he started another. later in 2008,his business leased a three quarter acre plot to build a school.and in 2010 he opened another school that he wants to transform into a boarding school. his advice to the youth is that they should not turn down jobs because of payment or because it does not fit their comfort but the youths should have a vision so that the job can work for them at some point.from his life he made lemonade out of lemon. Read more.
Related to project keywords: restaurant, hotel, business, year, job
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Project Leader

Emma Taylor

Enderby, Licester United Kingdom

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