For centuries, the pursuit of better opportunities abroad has been a timeless endeavour.
Kenyans, too, have not been left behind, with thousands departing their homeland annually in search of greener pastures.
Due to the different circumstances, some find success while others struggle to adjust. Life abroad is not rosy, especially with high costs of living, less income, culture shock, and adjustment to new business policies.
The Moturi family is among the small percentage that struck a goldmine and found a reliable source of income.
Silas Moturi and his wife, Debbie Moturi, left the country in the early 2000s alongside their three-year-old son, Nathan Ondeyo.
Over the years, the family has ventured into different businesses, with the latest one being the Black Brew Company in Weslaco, Texas.
It is owned by Ondeyo, who runs it with the help of his parents, who also have other ventures. The Black Brew Company is an enterprise dealing in coffee making and providing customers with the best Kenyan products.
"My family made sure that I was exposed to our true heritage despite growing up in a predominantly Hispanic area," Moturi remarked.
Almost two years after the establishment was opened, it has become the heart of the community. The enterprise is not just a cozy coffee shop; it also incentivizes patrons with free books to read
Ondeyo has been conducting research online and touring Kenya and Colombia to gain knowledge about the coffee industry.
"I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and great mentors with my parents teaching me all there is to run a business,' Ondeyo stated.
Besides the coffee business, Ondeyo's father owns homecare, Donna Assisted Living in Donna, and the mother is a nursing teacher at the Texas State Technical College. Assisted Living cares for older members of the community or those with disabilities.