**From Grass to Grace*
“`Now I can smile and laugh
Years ago it was not funny. It was all gloomy, I could not smile nor laugh.
I got married 6 years ago without a silver spoon.
My wedding was not a flamboyant one, it was very low key, just a few family members and friends. Two days after the wedding, we could barely eat, no food in the house. I remember at the time, the financial challenges as a newly wed, was overwhelming.
*Few Months after our Wedding, my Husband lost his office and had to work from home.* We were harrased left and right due to indebtedness, the people who lent us money, troubled us almost everyday, Rent was due, I could not even afford 300 naira Antenal fee. Everything looked like it wasn’t working.
I remember telling my Husband that I will not be 2 left leg wife ( yoruba will say iyawo elese osi meji) I remember him shouting at the top of his voice that I should never say such again and the Yoruba Movies I watched then was a reason I spoke that way.Trust me that marked the end of watching Yoruba Movies in my Home.
I was heavily pregnant and due to deliver when I heard of a trade fair holding in Convenant University and decided to go sell food there.
I believed I would be able to raise funds to buy baby items, because I had not even bought one baby item. So I borrowed some money and went for the trade fair.
I employed 2 people to work with me but it was not funny. One of them was so lazy, that I had to take up the work myself (If you have sold food consecutively in a fair for days you will understand me better)
Alas on the last day of the tradefair, I had some contraction while walking home, Immediately I paused (after trekking almost 3 miles), I burst into tears.
With the days I had to stay without food as a pregnant woman , or even money to get my Antenatal drugs. I get amused when people say to me I have always had it all.
My little boy finally arrived, as any mother would know, It was not easy raising him. There were days I had to use close diapers because I had no diaper. Even my inexperience on how to use then would make people mock me, I could’nt care less.
I recall when it was time for my son to start school we did not have enough for his fees. Luckily, there was a bursary in my Church for kids.
I asked my Husband if I can get the bursary and he asked me a question ‘ *Do you think God can not provide the money for his fees? There are more people who need it than we do let them have it’* . I obeyed him and God supernaturally provided the funds needed.
Suddenly, the story began to change for my Husband , God started to Open doors and the family began to increase in number.
I had so many plans and aspiration if I began to receive 50k as Monthly upkeep. But as the family grew bigger, 50k was insufficient. I couldnt sustain the home with that amount, so I asked my hubby for increment, he did, but we kept growing and it was not enough as there were lot of bills. Food alone would eat up a large chunk of the money.
I knew I had to do something, because I couldn’t afford to be waiting for my Husband all the time.
Luckily for me Mr Stephen Akintayo was having a training in his office on Mini Importation , I subscribed for it. With my fingers crossed and being so eager to make it. I went for more trainings online and within a short period, I started importing.
I lost money along the way because I did not have a Mentor but I had to get one for myself. Over the years my Status has changed from a woman who could not afford a diaper of 50 naira for her little boy to a woman who could afford to go on a Vacation in US and Dubai and enjoy her life like she has always evisaged.
It is inconsequential of what you are going through right now.There is always a way out.
You can also read part of the story on This Day Newspaper via the link below
Mini Importation was my way out, What is yours?
I am enjoying what I do today.
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My Name is Bisi Akintayo(Amazon of Mini Importation)
*I am born to train and I am born to Reign*