Sawa World Impact: Making Sandals

Sawa World Impact: Making Sandals

There is a Swahili saying which goes, “He who works in the sun, feasts under a shade”. Sawa World Spark John Opis’ life reflects the merits of hard work, as he has started a successful business making sandals through effort and dedication! 

At an early age John dropped out of school to pursue kick-boxing, but after starting his family he realized he needed to learn an employable skill to support it. With that realization, John learned the skills for sandal-making, and through much hard work his business now earns 200000 UGX per year! Nevertheless, John’s primary motivation for this business has been to teach marketable skills to, and provide work and a living for, his students and employees, former street youth who spent their time gambling. John’s diligence has had positive impacts on his community, and he hopes that his life story can teach more people about the way to success!

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