When Hajji Yassin Bakaluba left his home country to work in the US as a security guard, he didn’t know that he would end up beating poverty and emerge as a millionaire, owning multi-million properties across Africa.
Hajji left his home country, Uganda, after securing a green card to work in the UK when he was 19 years old.
Having stayed in the UK for 19 years, Hajji saw the need to return to his homeland in Uganda.
“I came back here to Uganda and realized that there was a problem in construction since many Ugandans working in the diaspora wanted to construct and do something back home, but they were afraid because many people were embezzling their money,” Hajji said during an interview with Wode Maya.
This is where Hajji saw the need to enter the real estate industry, where he built homes for his fellow Africans, gaining their trust.
“For the last two years since I opened my company, I have constructed over 200 houses for people I have never met but only seen me on social media,” he asserted.
Hajji claims that within two years of being in Uganda, he has already built a mall, 10 apartments, as well as a house for himself.
Before leaving London for Uganda, he had built 35 apartments.
Speaking on how he managed to make it while working as a security guard, Hajji said, “I used to read a lot of inspirational stories. I saw people who came from scratch to riches and thought to myself I can do it too.”
He says he continued enriching himself with good ideas, knowing that nothing is impossible.
He set his goal as every money he got, he had a plan for it.
“It doesn’t matter how much money you are earning; what you need is a goal, and once you believe in your goal, nothing will stop you from achieving what you want,” he advised.