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Recipe for Success

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 15:15
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English

Does your right to pursue your own path coincide with the rights of others to do the same?

Sylvia Banda knows the secret to success. She took her passion for food and cooking and turned it into one of the strongest food service corporations in the African Republic of Zambia.

She started by making fritters to sell to her classmates, then opened her own restaurant after college. On opening day, she realized there was more to running a food business than just cooking—she'd forgotten to have chairs for her customers! She bartered with a neighbor for chairs and eventually became a successful food entrepreneur who established a catering company, a culinary school for restaurant workers, and the processing and distribution of Zambian foods. Through her multiple ventures, she has been able to help other Zambians improve their quality of life.

Changes in economic policies made the difference for Sylvia and other Zambians. What kinds of changes could explain the rise from one of the lowest-ranked countries on the Economic Freedom Index to being equal to Poland and France in just 15 years?

Find out as Sylvia shares her "secret" recipe for success.