A woman has inspired citizens after sharing her journey to owning a home which culminated in her now lovely three-bedroomed house.
The lady, identified as Maria Nairesiaey said she started building her house in 2011 and after nine years of sheer determination, she finally completed her beautiful abode.
She revealed this through a Facebook group House Dreams and Building Forum where she constructed her beautiful home from the income from her chips vending business.
“I wish to encourage someone today. Never give up on your dream however small/big they seem to be. This dream took me nine years to accomplish. Started construction 2011 finished 2020. Three-bedroomed ensuite. Income: kuuza (selling) chips and a great desire to own my house,” she said.
She revealed that as a single mother of three children, her desire to own her own home pushed her to work tooth and nail to achieve her dream.
Maria says the desire and resilience stemmed from the loss of her mother at a young age; the lost turned her life south.
“I am an only child. My mum died back in 2005 when I was a first-year student at Kenyatta University. I went through so much in life. I remember I have slept on the floor, been chased from a friend’s house but here I am,” Maria said.
How she did it
Maria explained she found a trusted hardware trader with whom she came to an agreement that she would send money bits by bits and after it reaches a certain amount, she would buy building materials until its completion. “Whenever the account run dry, I would take a break, save and then resume construction,” she said.
The determined woman also relocated her chips business to near a club and as such, it became a 24-hour enterprise and she would thus make more money.
She said she learned the discipline of saving by keeping KSh 3,000 daily, paying her workers, and ensuring no debts tagged along to the next day. The home-owner said her house had cost her KSh 4 million by the time she finished building it in 2020.
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