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Hi, my name is Cordie Aziz and I am a broke entrepreneur. One and a half years ago, I moved to Ghana to start a business, Yes, Ghana, West Africa.  Why Ghana you ask? Well, the rewards for African entrepreneurs is high, I blend in well, I live near a beach and, well, I always wanted to live in Africa, so why not.

Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t always been a broke entrepreneur in Africa. In fact, there was a time that I went on fancy dinners three times a week, spent an ungodly amount of money ordering shots of top-shelf liquor and shopping until my heart was content. I lived in a great modern apartment in DC that was walking distance from the metro; it also boasted bamboo floors and stainless steel appliances. Ahhh, yes, I lived the life and I am sure many of you, my fellow African entrepreneurs, can relate to this.

It was just unfortunate for me that political jobs are never that consistent and after nearly three years of living it up at fancy cocktail parties, I realized real life had hit.

I also realized that I didn’t like working for people, in fact, I didn’t even enjoy the game of politics. So what was a girl to do? Go home and live with her mother or father…over my dead body. Maybe get a roommate and slum it up in DC as a bartender eating Ramen noodles (Indomie) and “finding myself”. Hell no, I am way too serious for that. Instead, I decided moving to Africa and becoming an entrepreneur was my best bet for success.

So 90 days after collecting my severance pay, cashing out my retirement fund and selling all of my belongings I boarded a plane to Accra, Ghana.  And yes, it has definitely been a journey. But I wouldn’t trade my life in as an African entrepreneur and I hope you don’t either! I also hope that this blog inspires you to keep the journey going no matter how hard the trail.

So enjoy, I hope to hear from you soon. Oh, and don’t forget to tell a friend!

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