The birth of my first child with Downs Syndrome, made me realise that less fortunate people need help rather than than our condescension and sense of superiority. As an entrepreneur I saw the opportunity to help other business owners. I started studying, did an MBA (2001) and a PhD (2009) in entrepreneurship so that i could assist from an informed perspective. My CV reflects my social contribution at a city, regional and national level in South Africa. I have now relocated, following my daughter's passing, to Portugal to be near my eldest son. I am now doing work in SA and soon in Portugal.