Friday, October 29, 2004

Seed Money: Blink and you'll miss the most amazing part of this story.

I mean, yeah, the story itself is cool enough. A Kenyan street urchin found the "Treasure Hunt" prize a local radio station had hidden in the park, and ended up winning 5,000.

But the amazing part is the kid's quote at the end:

"I want my mother to have a good life, buy a piece of land and build rental houses," Kamande told the Standard.

Did you catch that? An illiterate 17-year-old Kenyan homeless boy understands more about the real power of money than most American adults.

Bling-bling did not even come up. He's going to invest, and let the money work for him for the rest of his life. And he's probably smart enough to invest what he makes off that, too.

Way to go, kid.

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