They say behind every successful man there is a woman. Well, behind every successful woman there is herself, her story. The story that has made her who she is. Mine is one of resilience, never giving up no matter how hard life presents itself. I'm always compelled to share my story in order to inspire others who might find themselves giving up in life.
I did my college studies while still raising my son at home, and I got my diploma in human resource management. It became a bit tricky to further my studies, bearing in mind that my son was also joining school, so I had to get a job.
My first job was to separate chaff from rice which was to be sold in supermarkets. I earned Sh. 100 per day. It was very little money considering the responsibilities I had. With my parents support I forged on. After a while, I switched jobs and began cooking porridge, chapati and beans then sold it to the workers at construction sites. The job was tiring but it had good returns. Life begun to look up for me.
Later on, I got employed in a factory as an administrator. Currently, I work as a safety personnel. My story may seem too much for one person yet for another it's nothing compared to what they've been through. Regardless, I believe it may inspire someone out there to be strong and never give up.
Valarie Triza Walli,
31 years old,