Nurse assistant turns to business to make ends meet.

“My name is Nanono Aminah, and I want to share my life-changing experience with Kyusa. I was a teenage nursing assistant, trying to navigate the challenges of finding a job and running a small vending business in Katanga slum. It seemed like every job opportunity I pursued required experience and skills that I lacked, leaving me feeling discouraged and intimidated by the competitive market.

I reached out to different people for guidance, desperately seeking a solution to my situation. That’s when I came across an advertisement on one of our community leaders’ social media platforms about Kyusa. Intrigued by the possibility of becoming a better business person, I decided to take a leap of faith and join their program.

Before joining Kyusa, I was aimlessly running my business without a clear purpose. I had no savings plan and no goal in mind. I would save my money in a flimsy wooden box, which was risky and unreliable. In case of any emergency, I would often end up breaking the box and losing my savings. I was holding onto habits that hindered my personal growth, and I struggled to keep track of my expenses and income. I believed that starting a business required a substantial amount of money, which seemed out of reach for me.

However, everything changed when I attended the Kyusa Business Plus ICT program. The training sessions opened my mind to new ideas and possibilities. I learned effective marketing strategies and how to utilize smartphones and social media channels to engage with customers. I discovered the importance of registering a business and how it can pave the way for a purposeful and successful future as an entrepreneur.

With the knowledge and skills I gained from Kyusa, I am filled with hope and optimism. In just five years, I envision myself as a well-established businesswoman, making a positive impact in my community. I am determined to use the knowledge I attained to empower other girls in the ghetto, helping them realize their potential and achieve their dreams.”

I am grateful to Kyusa for broadening my perspective on business and providing me with the tools I need to succeed. I now approach my business with confidence and purpose. Kyusa has ignited a fire within me to create a better future for myself and those around me. I am forever grateful for the transformation Kyusa has brought into my life, and I am excited about the endless possibilities that lie ahead.