Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

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


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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