Annette is a single mother of two, and versatile entrepreneur, who has defied the odds to achieve amazing success in businesses that are traditionally associated with men.

Annette wakes every day at 2am to start her first business of the day. She sells well-packaged spiced tea at major spots in Kampala, the Ugandan capital.

In the afternoon and early evening, she switches over to her other business, cleaning shoes for office workers and corporate clients. Through this business, she has bought four vehicles to serve her expanding customer base. Amazing!

For her hardwork, Annette banks 400,000 Ugandan Shillings (about $115) in profits everyday. Yes, every day!

Sometimes, it’s amazing what you can achieve, and how big you can grow by starting small. Annette started her entrepreneurial journey with only 30,000 Ugandan Shillings ($9), and her sacrifices are really paying off.

If this single mother of two can defy stereotypes and achieve success despite the odds, what excuse do you really have?

Don’t forget, the secret is to dream big, but start small.

There is always joy and fulfillment in humble beginnings. 🙂