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From A Street Hawker To A Millionaire

Njoroge is one of those people who serves as an example of how one can rise from ashes to beauty or glamour. once a street hawker,njoroge would carry a lot of things with him selling and everone in the street knew a hawker he used to save some money from the profits he made,though little but with time it accumulated. on time while traveling he noticed that in Luanda people were so much in need of sucks (magunia).so he quickly went a lot of sucks and then transported them Luanda where he sold at two hundred shillings per suck. from this business he made a lot of money and one time in that business some Indian needed sucks in his shop so njoroge used all the money he had bought sucks and took them to him and he was paid off almost half a million.when supplying the sucks to the Indian he got a message that bamburi company needed sucks .he gt the tender and started to supply the sucks there.with time he was able to secure a loan and bought a trailer which supplied the sucks there.with time he was able to secure a loan and bought a trailer which supplied the suck to the company.from being a hawker,njoroge started to get fifty thousand shilling per trip and today the guy is extremely rich and has helped many young people in my community to raise up from ashes to beauty


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  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Ngala Street, Nairobi, Kenya
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