All the way from Mang'ula village, Kilombero in the heart of Morogoro, Tanzania, Kenny Sultan Mleke's ("The Barefoot Boy") purpose driven life was initiated when he authored 'The Plight of my life'. Being diagnosed with the chronic and incurable condition of juvenile diabetes (diabetes, type one) at tender life stages when he turned ten years old,he shares his life pathways towards the calling of upliftment and healing in the midst of poverty, confusion, pain and suffering
20% of the sales of his books go to Bagamoyo Children Carers Association and Mang’ula charities
1. Tell us what drives you? What is your passion?
Writing and giving to the need is my passion.
2. How old were you when you realised your passion?
Since I was a little boy of 10 years old, I had a dream to become a story writer, unfortunately, I wouldn’t have even understood how it could be possible. Then my passion for writing convinced me to give it try.
I started writing my first book. “The Barefoot Boy and gift of shoes and second book. ” The plight of my life and now, ” The great Image of Bagamoyo town and Tanzania”
3. What about your passion appeals to you the most?
Writing a story
4.What drove you to make money from your passion?
To be honest with you I wanted to be happy and satisfied with what I do and natural I thought to sell my passion but I don’t expect much. Only thing I do enjoy doing what I am doing.
5. When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
I started to sell my books from last year.
6. What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
I knew the road of my dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes clotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome, and hard, mind-numbing times that will make me feel like quitting. None has ever been said anything worth having does come easily and So I didn’t turn back around and I like what George Herbert said; don’t wait the time will never be just right start where you stand , and work with whatever tools you have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
7 What motivates you every day to even more successful?
Not to give up for everything.
8. What do you have to all of the people who doubted you?
To prove they are wrong by doing what I think I can do.
9. What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?
Never believe anyone who is trying to tell you that things couldn’t be done
“You can’t be done”, “You can’t do this”
It is all because they don’t know any better.