Monday, 2 September 2013

Chinese #volunteer uses #Skype to help Ugandan #entrepreneur create 17 New Jobs with the Veg Man #socialgood #volunteer #dogood #giveback

Joe Male is an inspiration to us all. I had the honour of meeting him back in June in Kampala, Uganda.  He first started working with Grow Movement in 2012 with his Chinese consultant Julie Su. Since working with his Grow consultant over Skype from China to Uganda and focusing on finance and marketing he has created 17 new jobs. Joe grows veg including broccoli in his family's garden and is known locally as the 'Veg Man'. Combining the business skills of his volunteer consultants with his natural entrepreneurial spirit he has encouraged other young people in the area to grow veg for him. He now sells veg baskets to the big banks in Kampala, now employs 4 women to run road side produce stalls for him. Joe's entrepreneurial passion is not just limited to the vegetable world. His talent for spotting business opportunity and desire to help his community  has also enabled him to train women in low cost water tank building, and men in brick laying.  On top of this he has also become a first time Dad to baby Mia.

On working with Grow he says: 
"...Grow Consultancy; More impact,more possibilities! I am very proud of . Grow Movement; It gave me the grips to move great miles steadily which  I could not make on my own...Really, through your selfless service, > there are also more promising possibilities for entrepreneurs in the  developing countries like Uganda. May God bless your efforts

 "Know the candle Grow lit in me, is spreading the light to many endless lives unknowing..please, keep the spirit".

I am very proud that as Exec Director that Grow Movement unleashes this entrepreneurial talent in some of the poorest countries on earth by using it's global volunteer team of consultants. Well done Julie and Joe!
Joe Male far right with Joshua Mwesige Uganda Manager and Kenny the operations manager

Joe Male, Kenny and Claire Jenkins Executive Director for Grow Movement

1 comment:

  1. haye if you want to go in china so you have to learn chines for this com on and learn everything.