Young Adventist Professional: Samuel Chiwanda

Name and Surname?

Chiwanda Samuel Foster

What is your chosen career path ?

This is a tricky one, I am primarily a Business person – majoring in the Telecoms and System Automation space. The name of the company is Click Mobile. We basically operate as Route Mobility. 

Where did you attend university 

University of Eastern Africa, Baraton which is in Kenya

Favorite moment or fond memory about Baraton? 

Mmmmmh Friday night African Symphony (singing group) practice sessions.

What inspired you to want to be a business man? 

I worked briefly for a company called Attain Enterprise Solutions on a unpaid/volunteer kind of setup.  The feeling of having to report to someone and having no freedom to make decisions was my greatest inspiration.  I wanted to be in control and make decisions.

The challenges that come with being self employed?

Yhooo, the list is endless, When you are broke…you are broke, you have no one to blame.  Starting up is the biggest hurdle.

The positives that come with being self employed ?

The control, being able to make decisions and having yourself to blame and most of all creating employment – Great feeling!

What should every entrepreneur know?

It is not easy but must be done!

Best advice from your parents ?

It was not exactly advice – but I really think they believed in me. That pushed me even harder!

One thing that your friends would be surprised to know about you ?

 I can’t wait to be married and have kids! Believe it!

What words of advise would you give to teenage Samuel ?

Hang out with parents – make people who have children your friends.  Weird but true, their advice is parental and you tend to see the importance of making mature decisions.

5 words to live by?

They are no limits – none!

Favorite Bible verse ?

Philippians: 4:13  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

The theme for this issue is stewardship. What does stewardship mean to you?

Responsibility and accountability
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