Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nigerians open shop in Vietnam

If you were to head down to Pham Ngu Lao (backpacking district), you would see many Africans around there.

The funny thing is, I never really knew why they were here or what they were doing here. I mean, Africa is a long ways away.

But this article about Nigerians setting up a fashion shop was pretty cool. They had problems finding clothing sources because of the color of their skin. But as they kept at it and their shops became more popular, it became easier to find clothing sources.

Kevin said he left his home in Nigeria three years ago to be a worker in a Vietnamese garment factory but then he wanted to open a fashion shop of his own in suburban Tan Phu District.

His boss and some Vietnamese friends helped him set up the business by applying for a business license and introducing them to local suppliers, Kevin recalled.

I'm always down to seeing Vietnam becoming more multicultural. Not is it economically fruitful, but I love discovering new foods to eat ;)

source: Thanh Nien Daily

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