When our founder, Fanuel, was just 16 years old, he immigrated to the U.S. from Ethiopia.
His newly-single mother was determined to create a better life for her family, and so they started over together in Silver Spring, Maryland.
It wasn’t long before Fanuel saw how his mother was struggling to care for two growing boys in a new country, not to mention being all on her own. She worked so often that he and his brother barely saw her, all so that they would be well taken care of. That’s when he decided he had to start working. And he hasn’t stopped since!