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Taking flight from the ashes


Xavier was in an illustrated Iamyoungpreneur Article from the South African Media Outlet that features young entrepreneurs that are positivly impacting the continent, primarily for my work with VisualAid.




I vividly remember the day I decided to be an entrepreneur. It was more of an act of desperation than a choice. My family was struggling to make ends meet, I was 14, and I was trying to carry my own weight to help out the family. A few weeks before Christmas, I decided to get a job at anywhere that would employ me. I had a map laid out of all these companies that were in walking distance from my house, there were nearly 30 of them. I dressed up in my “church clothes” put on two pairs of socks and my lucky t-shirt beneath my dress shirt and headed out the door at 8 a.m. I really needed luck that day because the temperature was -34 degrees Celsius (I live in Alaska), and I would need far more than two pairs of socks and a coat to keep warm.


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