By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
Holiday for most people is a time to relax and unwind, but for 20-year-old Nickward Masiyemari from Warren Park, holiday is a time to capitalise and earn an income.
Masiyemari believes innovation is the way to go as he is now earning a living from an old commuter omnibus that he turned into a tuckshop.
With the help of his brother, Masiyemari started his project inorder to keep himself busy during the holiday.
In an interview with Sly Media News, Masiyemari said he did not enjoy being at home during holidays doing nothing so he decided to run a tuckshop, despite lack of resources.
“I hate being at home during holidays doing nothing so I thought of opening a tuckshop but the challenge was I could not find a place to rent due to financial challenges,” he said.
“I was glad to see a commuter omnibus at a local car park and I was told by people that someone parked it for some time then I decided to run my business in that bus.” Masiyemari added:
“I believe everything comes through hard work that is the reason I started this business.”
“My parents told me to be innovative so when I could not find a place to rent, I thought of my parents’ words and here I am.”
Masiyemari said apart from being a student, he was working for his own money to help his parents financially other than being in the streets with other boys of his age drinking and smoking.
“Despite being a student I am working for my own money and I am helping my parents financially other than smoking and drinking like my colleagues,” he said.
Masiyemari urged his mates to be useful in life other than being at home all day doing nothing.
“I urge my fellow youths to stand up and be innovative and do something for their lives other than staying at home doing nothing,” he said.