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Jared Miller

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for my dad’s job when I was about eight years old.
I was a big Michael Jackson fan as a kid and, after watching him perform the “We Are The World” charity single for Africa on MTV, I decided I wanted to help Africa as well.
As a teenager, I struggled with addiction and the only time I really felt good and right about myself was during the two weeks I’d spend serving others at a summer camp every year.
As I got older, I spent a lot of time volunteering and working with different charities and campaigns that were focused on crises in Africa.
I eventually wanted to start my own business to help others—I decided I wanted to focus on the inequality and abuse that women face.
My former boss was working in Rwanda and invited me to join him and start a bicycle program intended to promote sustainability, boost the economy, and encourage tourism.
I worked for the program for about six months and then started KEZA, an ethical fashion label that fosters independence and dignity for formerly abused and oppressed women in Rwanda.
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Education

High School

Career

Founder & President

I lead an ethical fashion label intended to help oppressed women in Africa.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Entrepreneurship
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I think the best thing to do when trying to serve another community is to actually go and immerse yourself in that community. It's not enough to just give a handout. Real aid and change comes from listening to what that community has to say. Take time to learn their struggles and dreams. I recommend spending at least five years in that community and culture trying to help. Anything less just isn't enough in my opinion.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"We just don't care as much."

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction