Anthony Muthama
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African Dream: Kenya's Anthony Muthama

13 July 2012 Last updated at 08:00 BST

As part of the BBC's African Dream series, Anthony Muthama explains how after losing his job in banking he invested some of his redundancy package in setting up a horse riding school in Nairobi.

What started as a hobby is now a thriving business which teaches riding to an average of 200 children a week, many of them from local schools.

African Dream is broadcast on the BBC Network Africa programme every Monday morning, and on BBC World News throughout the day on Fridays