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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Weedsmoker(m): 6:43pm On Mar 25
Growing up for me was really horrible.

I did a lot of menial jobs to survive like sandfilling,bush clearing, farming just to survive,I could remember been chased out from my rented apartment by my landlord after owing 6 months house rent.

Things took a new turn after a friend introduced me to metal scraps biz.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Sermwell(m): 6:44pm On Mar 25
I grew up with my siblings in the small village of magama, in jibia local government, katsina state. For whatever reason, my dad refused to work but opened a pool betting shop where old miserable men come to waste their destinies with the wishful thinking that one day they will hit jackpot. My dad couldn't feed the 8 of us including my mum. I was just about 9yrs old then and the first son. We found ourselves more at home than in school due to acute poverty.
One day I decided to do something. At the age of 10, I could already speak Hausa language fluently, and mingled so well with Hausa kids. What I did was narrating our poverty state to my friend janaidu, and pleaded with him if I could come do chores for his mum and her co-wives. His dad was a rich marabout with 4 wives and about 16 children then. My friend janaidu was the first son of the second wife.
So that was how I became a glorified house boy in the house of my friend, but to be honest Hausa people are very kind. This man called me one day and my siblings and sent all of us back to school. He even went as far as allowing us move to one of his houses where we stayed for close to 10yrs. This man was practically feeding our entire family, but on my part I made sure I worked hard to take care of his family chores for about 10yrs.
In 2005, we moved to suleja, Niger State where I hit the streets immediately to sell water in truck and some days offload yams at madala market. I was able to save up to sit for waec and jamb, and with God on my side, I got admission to study international studies and diplomacy in uniben. I graduated and later on applied for law and was also admitted. I did alot of hustling while in school ranging from selling phonics teaching aids I designed for nursery and primary pupils, writing exams for persons(this was very risky), and many other side hustles I can't remember now. I had enough to fend for myself and even help others.
But my major break was when a cousin of mine gifted me 4 million naira december last year after my call to bar. God has really been owesome in my life. To Him be all the glory.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by barnny(m): 6:44pm On Mar 25
Typing...

Well I'm still very young and still struggling to survive. But the little story i want to share now is about my inlaw. He told me that he has tested poverty before. He struggled to enter secondary school but unfortunately he couldn't finish... He later started hawking bread on the streets before he could survive, even the bread he was hawking then was for someone.

To cut the long story short, he later started learning vulcanising work in front of a filling station. After going through all sort of challenges and being humble, obedience, hardworking and continue to believe for better tomorrow, finally he is not just rich but damn rich.

He started selling tyres, buy on credit and resell. Gradually he starting buying with his own money. He later bought different plots of land all over the state capital as an investment. build houses and finally he now own a new mansion where he now sells tyres with young boys employed including a graduate who is a secretary. The funny part was that the company he built now was exactly opposite the filling station where he suffered to learn vulcanizing work somewhere in kogi state.

His story really inspired me. Advising me to be hardworking that if I'm i will be better than him in the nearest future. And i must not forget to love others like myself, be prayerful and always doing my tithe.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by JewelBukky(f): 6:44pm On Mar 25
Awwwnnn smiley smiley... Good of you!
Ang88:
My dad is late.Started sending my poor mom money during my NYSC and Got a good Job afterwards.A 2:1 product,thanks to my poor who told me no money for any carry overs.
I was one of those employed based on federal character in abj.Gainfully working for the Federal government and doing fine.
I would say Preparation meets Opportunity.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by nedekid: 6:45pm On Mar 25
vincentjk:
Growing up my brother and I used to visit our dad's workshop, he was a mechanic (generator mechanic not even car) while my mum was a petty trader hustling to make ends meet. We lived in a 1 room 1 parlour then but all of a sudden God picked our call.

Today we own houses, cars, people address us as landlords, we attend private unis and eat what we want but sha buhari regime no too good

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Did he fix babangida or Abacha generator? Abi how did God pick the Gen mechanics call? Just wondering.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Nelsonnwagbo(m): 6:45pm On Mar 25
Dey born me for poverty . . Am still hustling to get out from it . . Oluwa answer my call

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by ekestic1976: 6:45pm On Mar 25
Call No Man Unfortunate Until The End Is Known To You!

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Equal2DeTask(m): 6:45pm On Mar 25
aylive02:
I'm still suffering but I believe that all sufferings has an expiry date!





Meanwhile......


If you Dey owe Ur landlord.... village sure for u o

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by sylve11: 6:46pm On Mar 25
Goodgod213:


I used the money you gave me bro to establish myself



grin grin cool
Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by ekestic1976: 6:46pm On Mar 25
[quote author=Nelsonnwagbo post=87762200]Dey born me for poverty . . Am still hustling to get out from it . . Oluwa answer my call
[/quote

He'll surely answer you.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by emmadejust(m): 6:46pm On Mar 25
Things dey happen ooo
Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by consultancy: 6:47pm On Mar 25
Goodgod213:


I used the money you gave me bro to establish myself
na them ooo!!! "Oluwa don do am" people

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Alberto247(m): 6:47pm On Mar 25
Goodgod213:
After I saw how my dad suffered to raise the two of us I and my sibling till the company he was working with went down. We started living from one aunt house to uncles houses. I have been thrown out on four occasions, accused of stealing on many occasions, starved by family, disowned by my own mother who is in the abroad sending monies to different people in Nigeria and disregarding her son because I looked like my father. At 21 I moved to ibadan, stayed with a friend, dumped by my gf, Hustled to get my cert, did my Nysc, hustled more, bought a land at ibadan, bought my first car, bought another car, moved down to Lagos, rented a apartment.

Now I have a unisex salon, a boutique, a car listed on Bolt, and Presently working on roofing my project.

It’s not been easy. Not all women are mothers.
what do you except me to learn from all this ....

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by tropaz(m): 6:47pm On Mar 25
Firstly, make sure your daily problem is not more than your daily bread.

Secondly, never date the wrong set of people.

Thirdly, keep trying. One day you will receive a life changing phone call.

Fourthly, make enough mistakes till you are 25 but never repeat any of your mistakes.

More so, make sure you ask yourself; are you working for yourself and future, Or you are living for others?

Most importantly, Strangers will help you more than your friends and family....
Conclusively, trust the God of host.

That's my story
MD/CEO
DYNAMIC IMPACT AGRO ALLIED

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Riduane: 6:47pm On Mar 25
Ang88:
My dad is late.Started sending my poor mom money during my NYSC and Got a good Job afterwards.A 2:1 product,thanks to my poor who told me no money for any carry overs. I was one of those employed based on federal character in abj.Gainfully working for the Federal government and doing fine. I would say Preparation meets Opportunity.

This is great. Is it possible to get Federal Government job without long legs?

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by vincentjk(m): 6:47pm On Mar 25
nedekid:

Did he fix babangida or Abacha generator? Abi how did God pick the Gen mechanics call? Just wondering.

If your time reach nothing fit hold you back bro

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by sirblend: 6:48pm On Mar 25
Kendumazy:
Alot of lies will be told here. Some people will use this thread to sell their false products and some will use it to stylishly advertise their false investments. Stay awoke people! If it's too good to be true, just look away! Malo fooo!

You are very wise.....I can see king Solomon in you.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Heineken(m): 6:48pm On Mar 25
Hmmmm if I start to talk.. I'm still suffering but I'm sure it won't continue this way if I don't die. Iya suppose smile someday. Na because of her I Wan make am sef. Me fit cope anyhow.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by uvie66: 6:48pm On Mar 25
Ang88:
My dad is late.Started sending my poor mom money during my NYSC and Got a good Job afterwards.A 2:1 product,thanks to my poor who told me no money for any carry overs.
I was one of those employed based on federal character in abj.Gainfully working for the Federal government and doing fine.
I would say Preparation meets Opportunity.
So you were employed based on where you come not on merit....is it a good or bad thing ?

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Nelsonnwagbo(m): 6:48pm On Mar 25
Amen
[quote author=ekestic1976 post=87762228][/quote]
Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by sonofanarchy(m): 6:49pm On Mar 25
Goodgod213:
After I saw how my dad suffered to raise the two of us I and my sibling till the company he was working with went down. We started living from one aunt house to uncles houses. I have been thrown out on four occasions, accused of stealing on many occasions, starved by family, disowned by my own mother who is in the abroad sending monies to different people in Nigeria and disregarding her son because I looked like my father. At 21 I moved to ibadan, stayed with a friend, dumped by my gf, Hustled to get my cert, did my Nysc, hustled more, bought a land at ibadan, bought my first car, bought another car, moved down to Lagos, rented a apartment.

Now I have a unisex salon, a boutique, a car listed on Bolt, and Presently working on roofing my project.

It’s not been easy. Not all women are mothers.
Thank God for Yahoo yahoo,I no know where you for dey.. your story is really touching

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Froshloaded(m): 6:49pm On Mar 25
Goodgod213:
After I saw how my dad suffered to raise the two of us I and my sibling till the company he was working with went down. We started living from one aunt house to uncles houses. I have been thrown out on four occasions, accused of stealing on many occasions, starved by family, disowned by my own mother who is in the abroad sending monies to different people in Nigeria and disregarding her son because I looked like my father. At 21 I moved to ibadan, stayed with a friend, dumped by my gf, Hustled to get my cert, did my Nysc, hustled more, bought a land at ibadan, bought my first car, bought another car, moved down to Lagos, rented a apartment.

Now I have a unisex salon, a boutique, a car listed on Bolt, and Presently working on roofing my project.

It’s not been easy. Not all women are mothers.
That's a good one Bro..
God bless you and everything you do.. cry

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by nonny1212: 6:50pm On Mar 25
DrChukki:
I grew up in a very poor family.

I won't say am very rich now. I'm still in the process and I love the fruitful results am seeing.

While in schools, I went into DIGITAL MARKETING and COPYWRITING, that's what's fetching me money now and am pretty cool with it.

The journey has not been easy so far but is the determination to escape poverty that has kept me going.

My advice to anyone born poor is this:
"if you die poor is your fault"

How far bro? Reason me this copywriting.. I wan learn am..08164272477(incase u no wan drop ur number mk i call or whatsapp you)
Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by uvie66: 6:51pm On Mar 25
vincentjk:
Growing up my brother and I used to visit our dad's workshop during holidays, he was a mechanic (generator mechanic not even car) while my mum was a petty trader hustling to make ends meet. We lived in a 1 room 1 parlour then but all of a sudden God picked our call.

Today we own houses, cars, people address us as landlords, we attend private unis with plans to further outside the country and we also eat what we want but sha buhari regime no too good

Pornhub is offering free premium service until ending April to encourage people to #StayHome
If Evans wasn't caught he would have said God picked up his call.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by waynejesus: 6:51pm On Mar 25
E no easy for us
Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Ernerstdavid55(m): 6:52pm On Mar 25
grin so no body tried slavery locally called boy boy hmm indomi gen una try o

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by uvie66: 6:53pm On Mar 25
Froshloaded:

That's a good one Bro..
God bless you and everything you do.. cry
I justed and hustled...mmmm legal or illegal ?
Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Nobody: 6:54pm On Mar 25
uvie66:
So you were employed based on where you come not on merit....is it a good or bad thing ?
We were only two taken from my State out of 500.
It was based on Federal Character.
I did very well because I know no one in abj and my mom sells garri.
When they called me from Abuja to come take my appointment I didn't believe it that they had to call again after a week.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Standing5(m): 6:54pm On Mar 25
DamonSalvatore:
My Story long.. But I no go expose myself for public forum
I am still poor..I've been starved for a whole day straight.. Just drinking water only.. I de stay with my Uncle... As i am now.. I have vowed not to get married or born.. Till I get enough money..
Imagine getting cov in a course because i no get 2k to buy book... Imagine not writing Ssce with my mates bcuz of 15..
People with rich parents don't know what God has done for them..

I won't bring a child into this world to come and suffer what i suffered.. ⅓ of what I've seen would kill some people

Long story short... My life is meaninglessness.. I'm just clowning Online to kill depression..
If I see anywhere wey i fit Sell my soul to give my parents and my younger bro and Sis Money to enjoy life forever... I'd do it.... All the ones have seen are demanding sacrifice.. I'm a half atheist anyways...So many prayers have gone unanswered that I have doubts about anybody up there
Nothing de to live for for this world... We are all gonna die anyways... It's just a matter of time..

What u av here is still child's play now. suffer get format. what if u were in a private setting and the deliberately starved you of cash? You have freedom and are complaining.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by Vicas2000: 6:54pm On Mar 25
We were so poor...I could not go to uni when all my friends were.

Here's what helped....

1. I read Lots of books. Motivational books. Business books. Marketing books. One that helped me know there was more to life was Robert Schuller book 'Tough times don't last but tough people do'. I borrowed a foto copied version from a friend. That was in 1997. I would Starve myself so I can buy books. Sometimes I foto copy from other people or borrow it.

By 2007...i stumbled on some CDs by Sam Adeyemi and he advised the best way to get out of poverty is to learn a skill and make money from it.

2. I learnt a skill. That paid lots of money. I learnt copywriting. Online marketing. Direct response marketing. I ready everything and watched all videos I could find online by Frank Kern....Dan Kennedy and started applying it.

3. I would read a lot about rich people. Wht they do. What houses they buy....what business they run. How they make money.

4. I would also read any business book. Financial newspapers. I am that person that would buy a newspaper to see the adverts in it and trace what those companies do.


Overtime...I started making money. Made first million in 2008. And then just rinse and repeat.

I have lost millions too. But a lot better now financially. Travelled the world. Met lot of people. Built contact.

And at the ripe age of 35 got a degree from a foreign University.

Funny enough....that degree is now useless. Even in full time employment in my country of residence...i have never been asked for the certificate. What matters most is my skills.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by shogsman(m): 6:54pm On Mar 25
Well my parent's weren't rich but we were pretty comfortable and I didn't really lack too much but there was no opportunity because of social stratification,so I had to turn to udemy to acquire skills plus my certificate and other business idea,now I got a house and 2cars(selling one) I think I'm pretty comfortable and I try to give back as well.

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Re: For People Who Grew Up Poor And Eventually Escaped Poverty, Whats Your Story? by illicit(m): 6:54pm On Mar 25
do you know that if every body that comment on this thread transfer 1k to my account. I will be richer than I am now.....

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