What are the keys to success? Two immigrants who came to the United States from the Horn of Africa in the 1980's say they know. Abrham Tekle of Eritrea and Haile Woldu of Ethiopia say the key factor is raising your dream bar high enough and remain focused to so as to realize your goals.
Interviewed for the VOA Tigrigna program's People-to-People feature, Woldu and Tekle say their journey to the United States and their first years in America were accompanied by plenty of challenges. Tekle now owns one of the best-known restaurant-bar businesses in Washington, while. Woldu runs a successful car rental enterprise in different locations. He also invests on and manages real estate.
Both underscored the fact that migrating to the United States should not be considered the only way to succeed. The only magic factor they say is hard work, regardless of geography. (click the link above to listen to their interview in Tigrigna)