A few years ago, co-founder of CR Hope, Casiano Ismaili Mbise was a souvenir seller on the tourist-filled beaches of Zanzibar who struggled to make ends meet.
While he longed to go back to school to improve his English skills, he had no choice but to continue working to provide for his wife and six young children.
One day, a kind tourist made Casiano the offer of funding six months of English training, as well as financially supporting his family while he studied.
This random act of generosity helped Casiano improve his English dramatically, which helped him secure a job in a local hotel.
Over the next five years, Casiano met people from all over the world, learning every day, and eventually managed to save enough money to open a shop of his own.