Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

A Mzungu hawking mandazi in Kisumu~Story of Sylivia


Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

When 28-year old Sylvia Bichanga, an American, found love in Kenya, she did not know that life would not be rosy for her family.

After seven months of marriage, Sylvia found herself hawking mandazis on the streets of Kisumu, a venture she says was suggested by a Kenyan friend who later became her business partner.

Sylvia started hawking mandazis and after a few days, she and her business partner, made enough money to open a shop.

The American national notes that locals enjoy her snacks and some see her joint as a way for them to enjoy food from the United States.

But as the business boomed, locals started questioning why a white woman would be hawking street food owing to the perception that all Americans are rich.

Sylvia states that women who find her at the shop always question why she does that kind of business, with some going to the extent of mocking her.

However, she explained that their words do not discourage her as she makes a profit of up to Ksh2,000 in a single day and complements what her husband gets.

When customers are few at the shop, Sylvia goes out to the streets to hawk.

Speaking on her life in Kenya and meeting her husband, Sylvia states that she faced rejection over her relationship with Kelvin, who repairs electronics in Kisumu. 

VIDEO: JULIUS MALEMA says White people must Apologise to Black South Africans

Popular posts:

Leave your vote

(Visited 247 times, 1 visits today)



Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More


Log In

Or with username:

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

Skip to toolbar