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Meet the orphan who started a novel carwash service to pay for his own education

Written by: Kabous Le Roux

I wanted to have a self-sustained life.

Johannes Mokobi

JM Carwash founder Johannes Mokobi was abandoned as a baby and grew up in an orphanage.

Due to his circumstances he couldn’t finish school.

However, he always believed in himself.

To get money for his studies in Web and Application Development he started an innovative car washing service.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed the inspirational Mokobi.

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