How I overcame fear of life due to poverty through faith.
from Africa, Kenya
It all began as soon as I completed high school in 2010 after a long struggle of school fees. I thought all was over, struggling, after I completed high school, but I just realized it was the beginning of more suffering due to poverty.
I had no job, no money, it was just myself, since my parents died in 1998 in a road accident. I worked for sometime at a curio shop in Malindi in Mombasa,Kenya, before I got a little cash and started a website for the curio shop. At first so many people discouraged me for starting the website saying it was a waste of money since people might not buy things online. I never gave up though.
In the first and second week no one bought things online, I got a little discouraged but I didn't lose faith in it. In the third week I got a single buyer from New york, USA. He bought a wall curio of a giraffe. I was so excited since it was the first time to sell online. I used the money to market the website and in a few weeks time, I couldn't believe it since I got five buyers in a single day. I felt so excited and vowed never to give up on anything.
Since up to date, that website has really helped me out since it has helped me start new businesses.
About Stephen from Africa, Kenya:
I am Stephen, 22, I just completed high school 2 years ago. Now am running a business selling African crafts and Artifacts online.