Mzee Ahmad / Market Seller

This post is part of our series on Work In Mtwara, to accompany the sermons on "The Other Six." Video above and narrative below by our friend Daniel, from his interview with Mzee.  

Mzee Ahmad is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience. He is very happy and he is a charming trader who makes his neighbors happy.  I asked him why he is happy and he said to me, "My grandson, I like jokes, my business pays, I am running my life without being dependent on anyone.” Again he mentioned many positive contributions which emanate from his business: he has built a good house and owns five acres which are planted with cashew trees (korosho).