Three months before I completing high school, I choose to drop out. My teacher must have sparked me the day he asked every student to explain what he/she wants to be when they grow up. My answer was “I want to be rich”….to which my teacher responded, “getting rich is not a profession”. The teacher then said to me “go sell alcohol or charcoal to get rich”. And In my youthful curiosity thought, it made sense. The following day I never returned to class but went to the market and started selling egg plants and that was the beginning of my business journey. Stepping into the unknown journey of millions

 

That was 11years ago, I was age 20. Between 20 to 26 years I started 13 different businesses and they all collapsed. I went through poverty to riches, then back to poverty, to being broke, to bankrupt, to poverty until I was heavy in debt. By age 26, I had a debt higher than my annual income combined. But I never gave up. 

 

I started afresh to build my life until today where I have 3 successful businesses, APRIL FINANCE, APRIL TRADING and APRIL LOGISTICS. All known as APRIL GROUP LTD of which I am the CEO here in Uganda. We recently acquired APRIL CONSTRUCTION. I will share more with you some substantial lessons all embedded in my street experiences. Issues around FRUGALITY, BOOTSTRAPPING, PAYING DEBTS, PARTNERSHIPS, INVESTMENT, NEGOTIATIONS, etc. 

 

Stay tune for the next part.

 

Let’s build Africa to a $10 trillion economy in a decade.

 

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