Friday, April 24, 2009
Two dozen lemons, twenty-five rupees.
Sugar, fifteen rupees.
Disposable glasses, twenty rupees for fifty.
Freshly squeezed lemonade, five rupees a glass.
Within two minutes of dragging in place the upturned crate and calling it a lemonade stall, the young entrepreneurs ran out of water. Ten minutes later, they could barely control the children pressing in on them. Within half an hour, every child in the building had drunk at least one glass of lemonade, and many had drunk more than three.
They could have been watching TV. Instead they were making money.
You have to appreciate their initiative.