Najee Hannigan, a 26-year old entrepreneur from Philadelphia, encouraged his friends and cousins to put aside $50 a week so that they could all collectively invest in something big.
This is the African proverb that Hannigan thought of when he talked to his two younger cousins, Meqai Herder and Ahmid Hill, who are both 23-years old, and his two long-time friends, Tyree Harvey and Darius Jacobs, who are both 26-years old, about a business proposal in hopes to change their lives as well.
In 2017, Hannigan thought that it was a great idea for each of them to save $50 a week or $200 a month and the money they put together could be used to purchase an investment property.
Together, the group saved enough money within two years and they have recently bought their first property which they plan to restore before renting it out.
Hannigan, who is also a founder and co-owner of the childcare center Extraordinary Scholars Academy, was thankful that his friends trusted him fully despite their doubt at first.