What are young women in Kenya really up to? This entire week they’ve been telling you the money moves they are making to find their way in this World.
What is your life slogan?
Everything is “over saturated” but if you let that stop you, you never really wanted it anyway. Do your thing!
How are you changing the world, Laura?
By creating employment which helps better other people’s lives.
Why did you choose this line of work?
I believe this sector (laundry and cleaning services) needs a lot more protection and awareness in terms of payment and other employment benefits. The fact that it is unregulated creates room for abuse and harassment without giving the people involved any claim of rights within their scope of work.
What has been your experience so far?
There are bad days and good days, good in the sense that we get really good clients who are willing to pay on time and are dependent.
Where do you see yourself when you hit the big 3-0?
I am a lawyer and a budding advocate, i see myself having created an empire, a company where people feel more fulfilled and no work is seen as degrading. At the end of the day, we all cannot work in offices, each and every job is important and deserves respect.
What will you need to get there?
Patience, it really does go a long way, starting this business has made me realize everything takes time. Hard work, humility and service, being in a leadership position in this business requires these three things as well, for you to lead by example you must be ready and willing to serve.
Let’s conclude with some Peer Counselling! Say something, anything, to other young Kenyans
An assortment of crappy jobs is a rite of passage in your twenties. Be patient and figure out what you need to learn there and learn it.
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