“When I was a little boy in Africa I remember helping my grandmother. As a teen, being separated from my mom and dad I knew I could help my grandmother. So I started a business where I was selling nuts and birds and would give proceeds to my grandmother. Later on in life I discovered my dad was a wealthy man and most of my dads workers were from the neighboring community. My father provided jobs for most of the community. I could see many skillful and hard working people without much of a future. They were living from hand to mouth although they were well taken care of. These experiences encouraged my dream to end poverty so I started a social business called Zambikes. This social enterprise was helped with the Bill Clinton Foundation for malaria project, the Bill Gates Dove Foundation, and we were also blessed to work with World Vision, UN SAFE, USAID, Red Cross, Salvation Army and a Canadian organization, Pregnancy Prevention in Africa, Seeds of Hope, Africycle, Worldbike USA, etc.
From the profits from Zambikes, we drilled wells for water and gave bicycles for mothers that could did not have access to the hospital. We let these mothers use our trailer bikes called Zambulances. We were eventually able to build nice homes for our workers, assist in paying school tuition, and help fund weddings that were more colorful!
LIving in Los Angeles and going around skid row, our company Zambikes started a project there to help end homelessness. Now we have a dream as GCI to end homelessness on skid row and to empower the Boys and Girls Club with the right materials to break the mindset of poverty for this generation and generations to come.