This short documentary tells the tale of two brothers, who chose to walk away from a multi-franchise family business founded in 1944 – to find their own blueprint for life. Years of carefully calculated choices have added up to redefine success in an industry known for shadiness and predatory practices. And as their staff and clients attest, they truly put people before profit, every day.
Few people remember the 2014 demise of African Bank as acutely as Sam Houlie. Overnight, he was no longer celebrated as an icon of success, but shunned as a marked man with no future. Yet there is much more to this story than personal resilience in the face of public failure. This is the powerful testimony of how God used the despair and ashes of one family – to bring hope and beauty to many.
Hope. Hard work. Not handouts. This is Nelson Ashitiva’s plan for a prosperous Africa. Rising from a one-man band in a notorious Nairobi slum, to an award-winning advocate and founder of a Top Ten law firm in Kenya – he knows what it takes. Passionate about creating opportunities for others to scale their businesses from kiosk to corporate, he illustrates an inspired way of loving your neighbour.
This short documentary film artfully blends two uplifting stories of entrepreneurial grit and passion. Three trailblazers – Sandy Barlow and Pete Howie, co-founders of Seattle Coffee Co., and contemporary artist Philip Barlow – recall their 20-year journeys of highs and lows in business, and God’s faithfulness along the way. An incredible testimony of finding beauty in the mundane, rooted in an enduring calling to create.
An expert in the Kenyan law, energy and structured finance sectors, Nelson is passionate about the concept of a God-given generational purpose – that each generation has its own contribution to make, while being connected to a bigger narrative.
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