Our family's adventures living in Amman, Jordan

American Entrepreneurs take Amman by Storm

The classic American lemonade stand with a few twists…

1.  The girls picked fresh lemons from the neighborhood trees and made fresh lemonade themselves.

2.  “wa” in Arabic is “and.”

3. Chai is tea

4. 1 JD = $1.40 which is highway robbery for a glass of lemonade or tea made by children.

Elly and a few friends set up the stand in front of our house with an armed guard right beside them.  I tried SO hard to get the guard in the picture holding his gun, but he moved out of the frame each time I tried to take a photo.  He was a good sport, though, and helped valet park the cars that stopped for a purchase!!  (Valet parking is HUGE in Amman.)  They had customers from Germany, Italy, Japan, and Jordan and made 10 JD!  Not too shabby in a country that is not used to seeing this sort of thing!  One customer requested iced tea instead of hot chai, so we provided ice cubes.

Things aren’t  too rough in the Middle East if 3 girls can make $14 in 45 minutes selling homemade lemonade.

You can see the guard’s shack in the below photo with his prayer rug hanging out the window.

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4 responses

  1. heather_richter@hotmail.com

    That is AWESOME!!! 🙂 We’d buy some if we were there. ~Heather R.

    March 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  2. Linda

    How cool is that?!?! 🙂

    March 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  3. Mop

    Way to go girls so glad they had fun and made money.

    March 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

  4. I’d take one of each! We’ve been thinking about a lemonade stand in England, but not sure of the response.

    I’d love you to add a post to my expat Linky Party on March 19th. Hope to see you there, if not sooner

    March 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

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