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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
A simple, single mum of two hand sum boys, who has struggled alone in life from childhood, for education, and for a living. I hate seeing a person suffer when i can afford to help. I love to see peace prevail.

My Passions:
Love watching movies, singing

My Challenges:
Struggling alone with not, companion

My Vision for the Future:
to have ahome with alot of food from my farm

My Areas of Expertise:
financial management

Comments

Susan K.A.'s picture

Welcome, Florence!

Dear Florence,

I want to give you a big and warm welcome to World Pulse! It is wonderful that you have joined and have become a part of our community. Women from more than 190 countries meet here to share our stories, our life experiences, our heartaches, joys, challenges, and dreams. I'm sure you will find this to be a supportive and caring community where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and dignity. I thank you for joining, and sharing yourself with us.

I admire your pluck and perseverance in raising your two boys on your own. That has got to be a real struggle sometimes. I occasionally FEEL like I'm raising our two sons alone, but know, of course, that my husband helps in numerous ways and things would be a whole lot harder without his emotional/financial support!! My husband was raised by a single Mom, and he has a tremendous amount of respect, humility and adoration for her on account of all the hard work and sacrifice she endured on his and his brother's behalf. Your sons will come to appreciate all you have done for them one day too (if they're not yet old enough to). My 9-year-old son is showing more empathy and appreciation all the time and it is wonderful to be recognized for what we do for them.

Florence, please make yourself at home here. Reach out to others who share your interests and passions and to those who inspire you. Reading the "Getting Started" guide will help you learn how to network and how to utilize the World Pulse website: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I am interested in reading more about your journey to this point in time--your struggles, alone, to get yourself an education and employment. I hope that you contribute to your journal and share with us your story. We are here to listen and explore this life-journey with you!

With love,

Susan

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"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."
-Hafiz

Florence's picture

My journey in Education

Born in in Uganda to a primary teacher, 4th child in the birth line, we were 8 children three boys and 5 girls in number, but the last born died just at 1 year. My father had only mum as his wife and we grew up in an African setting. My father used to drink alcohol and he had friends with whom they drink,who influenced him negatively about girl child education. The general believe in the area was, it is useless to educate a girl child, their place is in the kitchen, they cant go far with education, they get pregnant and make one waste the little resources they have. Generally girls level of education in my village would end at primary 7 level, and this is exactly where my father stopped paying my school feel.

I had to struggle alone for my education. In the first place my dad was reluctant even to take me to school and as such i went to primary one when i was 9 years old, instead of 3 years which is a year to start nursery, as result i joined primary one, i was already too old for a nursery, coupled with the fact that there was not even any nursery school in the village. Some time later in the journey my cousin brother who had just finished his university, seeing my interest in education had to come in to support me with school fees when i had reached 'A-Level'. I had to go for a diploma course so as to cut the burden of school fees, i did my degree course recently after producing my 1st born.

You may want to know how i succeeded in raising my own school fees. In my country in the rural setting the basic pre - occupation of the people is alcohol consumption for men, and women engage in brewing as a source of income. In most families women are bread winners, so they have to work hard to earn a living for the family. Brewing too was my source of income, i had to brew extensively to raise enough money for my school fees, and pocket money, plus dressing my self. It was my mum who would help me in this struggle. At primary i managed to get a second grade not because i was dull,but because i had to do every thing for my self. There was no total concentration on studies. Since i had to at times miss going to school to go to the market,or remain at home to brew. I remember one time i had to smuggle the alcohol across to, present Democratic Republic of Congo since the market for the alcohol was full in my village in Uganda. In Congo alcohol was prohibited and yet there were people who could consume, it was a very risky business but the moment you crossed safely you could come back with good money. That is why i risked one time. I was very unfortunate, i was arrested by the soldiers in Congo before i could reach my destination, and they took everything, since some of them could also consume the staff. I remember i cried that time and i new i will not manage to go back to school, but some how God made a way and school fees was there. I ventured in business of selling yeast, a product used in brewing of the alcohol, all in the name of looking for school fees. We could cross Congo boarder to go and sell yellow bananas in a neighboring town in Congo which was over 40 kilometers from my place on foot, all looking for school fees.

At secondary i remember i planted a field of cassava deliberately for brewing business, whenever holiday was approaching i would communicate to mum to harvest the cassava and start the preliminary stages of fermenting the cassava, and i will come back and join in the process. My relief come only when my cousin brother finished his University degree, that was when i was now doing my Diploma course in Business Studies.

Sincerely
Florence Andicia

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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