Mercy Kay Nthiga likes to say, that growing up in Kenya, she followed all of the shoulds. She did everything she should do. Studied hard in primary school, passed the 8th grade exams, that allow a small % of Kenyans to continue to secondary school, became one of the 5% that graduated secondary school to attend university. Completing university put her in the top few percent of Kenyans. For all that, facing 60% unemployment, it still took her one year to find work. When she did, her paychecks weren’t paychecks, the pay clerk would reach into a petty cash bag for loose change to pay her.
That’s when she determined to find a better way for herself, and her country.
She came to Houston, scrambled through more to become a radiologist. Remembering her determination, Mercy has started a business to focus on genuine education of children – which Mercy perceives as essential for kids in America and Kenya. Her business is Entertain to Educate My Child.
Mercy shares how her business will succeed, why she feels triumphant, about her greatest inspiration, her daughter, the Kenyan perspective of life, and how she feels one of the most valuable things she can share with her home country and all people, is her new perspective.
In the final 15 minutes, and this is a first for this podcast – Mercy turns the tables on me – getting me to talk – about the best thing I did to educate my family!
She mentions a few different people you may not have heard of, don’t worry, they are role models to her, some who I have interviewed, like Gary Vaynerchuk, and Taro Fukuyama.
You will love this episode. You will love Mercy!