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with Gamuchira Chituri, Founder and Programme Manager, Paruware
January 28, 2011
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yourself in five words?
Entrepreneurial, fun loving, very optimistic, and love people.
the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Don't give up.
the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
When I went to Croatia we were asked to do a traditional dance.
I've never done that, but they didn't know it.
is your most treasured possession?
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When you've lost all hope and don't know what to do.
have any strange hobbies?
Thinking. I actually lie on my back and just think. The other is
looking at people and trying to imagine what they do, and think.
do you dislike most about your appearance?
My teeth. I used to suck my thumb, so it's no one's fault
but my own.
is your greatest extravagance?
I took a holiday with my daughter in Kenya, Mombasa and spent a
lot of money.
have you got in your fridge?
Margarine, tomato sauce, bread, eggs, water and meat.
is your greatest fear?
Not succeeding. Maybe I expect too much of myself. When I look at
what I think I can do, you know to whom much is given, much is also
expected. I want to make an impact, a difference in the lives of
young people. To take someone from a state where they have no hope
and show him or her that there's more. And then to watch them
have you got in your pockets right now?
is your favourite journey?
I used to like going home from school. Just looking at the greenery
and going home.
are your heroes in real life?
One of them was my dad who passed away. He started form nothing
and worked so hard. He was writing exams when I was writing them.
I thought that perseverance is something unique. I also admire Jacqueline
Novogratz the founder of Acumen. She's shown me what it takes
to be honest with yourself.
and where were you happiest?
On my honeymoon.
your biggest vice?
Laughing at inappropriate times.
were you like at school?
I was very quiet. I was laid-back. People who learnt with me, might
not remember me. They might know what I did, but they didn't
are you doing next?
I'd like to study a bit more. Some people already think that
I've over studied. I want to do research and get more information
especially on social entrepreneurship.
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