Monthly Archives: November 2016
Kwabena came all the way from Nairobi, Kenya when he was just 15 years old, and now enjoys a thriving career from his new home base: Long Island.
“As a child I traveled to the US to visit family that was here,” he recalls. “My parents decided the education and lifestyle in the US is better. They wanted my siblings and I to receive the best education.”
Kwabena, however, made sacrifices for his loved ones.
“I did not go to college because I was the oldest and I had to supply for my family when my father became ill,” she says.…
Shahin was born and raised in Brooklyn, and that’s where he’s proudly based his transportation career. The driver, who has four children of his own and five siblings, all in Brooklyn themselves, definitely values family.
“Most of us live less than a mile from one another,” he explains. “I enjoy spending time with my children and family.”
Fortunately, his profession offers him the flexibility to do just that. It also exposes him to a big, wide community.
“Being a taxi driver is always an adventure,” he says.…
These days Babiker is an Accessible Dispatch driver in Queens, but his first streets were in Metz, France.
“It’s a small town and a very quiet area,” says Babiker, who is a traditionally minded family man with a deep love for community. “My town of Metz is small and many people do not come and visit. When I tell people and actually hear someone say they visited, they love it. I tell everyone to go there, because there are fewer tourists and more beautiful places to visit and cheaper vacations.”
Babiker’s family is from Metz as well.…