My name is Peace, and I come from a poor family where we barely eat. We are a family of five, with three boys and two girls, but none of us attend university. My father is trying, but the money will eventually run out for food that isn't even bellafull.
After finishing secondary school, I wanted to continue my education, but because we are poor and my younger siblings are still growing up, my wish was dashed. After a year, I noticed that my friend from secondary school who was in the same class as me had entered university, and I decided that I would try to send myself to school so that I would not have to rely on my parents.
I imagined heaven and Earth, but I didn't know where to begin; when I told one of my friends about my plan, she laughed at me and asked how I was going to get started; I was completely depressed. I decided to start with a sachet of water. Everything was going well, but there wasn't enough money to do anything.
After a year, I realized that the money was sufficient to purchase additional items such as minerals and other snacks. When I see work, such as farm work or bricklaying, I will go; however, things were not easy; my younger sister graduated from secondary school and joined me in what I am doing. We were able to save enough money after a year and six months to start a better business.
We began by selling food on the side of the road, but after a while, we rented a shop and moved in, and things began to improve for us.
I registered for Jamb and scored very high despite the fact that it has been a long time since I attended school. I was accepted to study biochemistry at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
I am now a graduate, and my younger sister has been accepted to study her dream course at Abia State University. And our shop is now fully equipped, and even though I did not see any job vacancies, that one is sufficient for me.
If you are in the same situation as I was, don't give up because God is with you. Thank you for reading.
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