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