As an immigrant, one of the biggest challenges you may face is finding a way to make money in your new country. Kenyans move across the globe in search of greener pastures and in an effort to better their lives.
But despite the difficulties, there are several strategies you can use to support yourself and your family as you settle into your new home.
One of the biggest mountains immigrants face is a well-informed mentor who will guide them on how they can flourish once in foreign lands.
Seasoned author and financial advisor Jane Karago Odongo has seen the struggle Kenyans abroad go through while trying to make a living. Having been there herself, she knows it’s not easy to work hard abroad, survive, and still be left with something to send how for investment.
In her latest book ‘In Foreign Lands’ she shares deep insight into how Kenyan immigrants can move abroad and make sound investments.
She explains some of the tough choices immigrants face after moving that end up confusing them and normally leave them with bogus investments.
Being an immigrant can be challenging, but it also presents an opportunity to make a difference in your native country. One way to do this is through investing in your home country.
One of the most popular ways for migrants to invest in their home countries is through real estate. Buying property back home can be a good investment, especially if you plan to return to your native country in the future. It can also be a way to provide housing for family and friends.
Another way to invest in your home country is through the stock market. Many countries have developed stock markets, and investing in these markets can provide a way for migrants to support local businesses and industries. It’s important to do your research and consult with a financial advisor before investing in any stocks.
One of the most obvious ways to make money as an immigrant is to find employment in your field of expertise.
This may involve networking, building connections, and even taking on a job below your skill level until you can find something more suitable.
It’s also essential to research and apply for any government programs or initiatives that may be available to help immigrants find work.
These are some of the topics Karago speaks about in her book. The book is currently available for shipping and goes for $20 only.