Making my mom some homemade chicken soup with collard greens. Yes I am man that can cook! Healthy eating. CALL ME #chef lol!
Vital Sounouvou comes from Benin, a small country in West Africa.
To help promote global trade in Africa, he founded the company Exportunity.com after some sobering advice from a college professor.
"When I was 16, I graduated from high school and I started college," Sounouvou says, "and the first thing the professor told me: ‘After the three years you’ll spend here, you won’t find a job, so you better create your own company.’ "
Exportunity is an online platform that connects producers with traders. It allows a farmer in Benin to sell his products to a buyer in South Africa — or even the U.S. — with just a cellphone.
Sounouvou was one of 500 African leaders chosen to be part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, which met in Washington this past week. He tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer that his company was inspired by sites like eBay, but adapted Exportunity to the African market.
"We built the only mobile application that works on all types of mobile devices, including non-smartphones," Sounouvou says.
Perseverance over giving up. I always try to lock into this mindset to come back from lows. Have been many but been great highs to. Never defeat myself again. #lifehack #life #fight