Wow Meet the 42-year old Woman in JSS1


If you are comfortable in life and things are
working for you as you wish, always say ‘thank
you God’.
Mrs. Juliana Godwin, a 42-year-old Junior
Secondary School I (JSSI) student of Junior
Secondary School, Gosa, Abuja, has become one
of those persons with strong will to change her

Mrs. Godwin, who hails from Riyom in Riyom LGA
of Plateau State, had her education stalled by lack
of sponsorship, a situation that made her to drop
out, in 1983, of LEA Primary School, Riyom.
“I had to leave for Jos in 1983, since my
father could no longer sponsor my education
to secondary school because he had no
money. While I was with my cousin, I enrolled
in a tailoring shop to learn dress making. I
completed it within a year and six months.”

She told Vanguard that in 2001, she and her
children left Jos to join her husband in Abuja,
where they live at Gosa village, along Airport Road.
An industrious woman, Godwin became the bread-
winner of her family. Since had skill in hair plaiting,
that became a source of livelihood for her and the
family. Later she ventured into hawking of water in
a basin in Gosa market to boost the family’s

“In 2003, I was able to save some money from
water hawking. I started pepper and tomato
business with N1,000 from the savings. I also went
into corn roasting business, but my husband
stopped me from the business in 2007,” she said.
In 2008, Godwin decided to go into vocational
training with a non-governmental organisation
called Refocusing Nigerian Talents Organisation,
RENITO, where she was trained in soap (liquid,
medicated and bar), pomade and disinfectants
“Now I can produce and sell the products I was
trained on, and I started with N1,500”, Mrs.
Godwin narrated.

“I came to realise that the business was lucrative
and helpful to me and my family. I decided to make
savings towards going back to school after I
dropped out in 1983.”

Source: 9janinjablog

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