Abayomi has always had two passions: architecture and the environment. Growing up in Nigeria, he was always taught to have a deep respect for nature and care for the planet that has been entrusted to us.
After immigrating to the U.S. over ten years ago, Abayomi studied public administration at Howard University, eventually transferring to the New School of Architecture in San Diego to study architectural design. Upon graduating, he worked for several different construction companies in San Diego until he was laid off during the recent economic slow down. Though a talented architect, he struggled for several months to find work and eventually had to take a position working as a security officer.
Despite his setbacks, Abayomi decided to once again pursue his passions by starting his own business. His company, Solar Leed Investments, provides consultation, installation and sales services for solar energy and green technology. Abayomi combines his love for architecture with his expertise in green energy to design energy efficient solutions to meet the energy needs of his clients.
Abayomi will use his $10,000 Kiva loan for marketing materials to acquire new clients and educate the community on the benefits of solar energy. He hopes that the success of his company will allow him to champion green energy and environmental sustainability to a broader audience.