Taking the bold step out of the shell

Adeola Samuel
Posted March 25, 2018 from Nigeria
Mountain Provider Foundation founders
Progresswalk

For so long I dream of having my own foundation that cares for the less privileged, empowering Youths and Women by training them and giving them Start-up capital for them to be independent and be able to support their families. 

Hmm, but how?  Will this dream just remain in my belly? No way! 

Let me let you into my private life a bit so you can get a glimpse of what I am talking about. When I was young, I hawked or will sell different things to support my family. My parent would go without food but ensure we had food to eat,  forget about balance diet, I only read that in school. If not because my family's core value is education I would have been a primary drop out. There were times that my mother will have to pack her clothes to sell in order to pay our school fees. Thank God, I now hold Bsc. Accounting.

I started working in the year2011, I could barely survive but I thought to start a Masters program in Management in the year2013. Then, I met this young and beautiful girl who just lost her mom and I was ask to take her with me. I had to forfeit my admission to be able to sponsor her education and well-being. I thank God she is in her final year in the University, groomed and grown to be a more confident woman now. No regrets, as a matter of fact, she is more than a sister to me and I cherish her. We have few others that we work with like that.  In this environment I live in, it's difficult to bottle in my passion to impact lives as abject poverty has overshadowed many lives and dreams. 

The fulfillment in impacting lives positively is overwhelming. Thou I was concerned about what people will say like we(myself and my husband)  don't have what it takes but I owe myself the fulfillment of my dream.  

One step at a time. I love the fact that we are able to enroll beautiful Patricia 8years old who had never been in school before  in nursery school and support few others in secondary schools and university.

I realise nothing or no one  can stop you from achieving your goals except yourself. 

Thank you for taking your time to read my first post. 

 

 

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Olutosin
Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, the only person who can stop you is YOU. The only person who can achieve your dream for you is YOU. Thank God that you have started already, your own is even better because you can see the impact of transformation in the life of the first lady that you helped. Another beautiful world is possible, I can see it on a beautiful morning......You can do it and God will provide unending support. It's his work.

Adeola Samuel
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Thanks for your kind comment dear Tosin, Amen. My spirit is lifted!

Jill Langhus
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Hi Adeola! Welcome to the World Pulse community:-) Thanks for sharing a little about yourself, your passion and work. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your foundation. There is a link for an application for prize money for organizations that are helping to empower women, if you are interested, to help fund your foundation:
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/mfgates/resources/84216.

Adeola Samuel
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Thank you for your interest sis, I appreciate you greatly.

Jill Langhus
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

You're welcome:) Thank you, and hope you have a great day!

Adeola Samuel
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Yes, my day went just OK. To God be the glory. I trust you are doing great aswell

Jill Langhus
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Yes, thank you:-)

Nnenna Hannah okoh-Metu
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Thank you dear for sharing,we will kept imparting one day at a time,keep the good work up,GOd bless u

Adeola Samuel
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Yeah right! Thank you sis. God bless you too

chimdirimebere
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Dear Adeola, you have taken a very bold step at empowering and building a future for someone, be rest assured that He who has started this work in you will perfect it. God bless you.

Chimdirimebere

Adeola Samuel
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Thank you dear sis for the word of encouragement and I say a big amen. God bless you too

Valéria Barbosa
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 28, 2018

It is dear sister, when we look around and realize that to evolve the world is necessary education and education is investment, we note that it is necessary to embrace people who can not get to school because of lack of financial resources. Congratulations dear.

Adeola Samuel
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018

Oh yes! Thank you for your kind comment.

Clodine Mbuli Shei
Mar 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Great job Adeola,
Great ideas always start small, what keeps it growing is an ambitious and active mine. Courage Sister!!! Be unstoppable.

Adeola Samuel
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018

Thanks for the word of encouragement. God bless you

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 31, 2018
Mar 31, 2018

Dear Adeola,

Welcome to WorldPulse. Your story tells a lot about what a strong, determined and generous hearted woman you are. "The fulfillment in impacting lives positively is overwhelming". Now through helping that younger women you have a sister. You will find so many here within WorldPulse who understand the importance and joy of impacting lives as well. I am so glad to know you are there!

In sisterhood,
Tam

Adeola Samuel
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018

I am so pleased, loved and encouraged to read from you ma. I feel like have known you forever. I'm so glad to find you! I love you ma. God bless and keep you.

Sisterhood.

Jensine Larsen
Apr 01, 2018
Apr 01, 2018

Clearly nothing can stop you! You are a powerhouse! Congrats on your first post!! And, taking charge of your LIFE in such a bold way. Welcome to World Pulse- a place where we are fulfilling our dreams together! Keep going! I have just followed you!

Adeola Samuel
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018

Thank you big sis! Your comment is huge and soothing to me. I appreciate you greatly Ma. Thanks for the follow too.

Phionah Musumba
Apr 12, 2018
Apr 12, 2018

Your limit is yourself. Wishing you all that goes to make the desires of your heart a reality. It will come to pass.

Adeola Samuel
Apr 13, 2018
Apr 13, 2018

Amen. Thank you so much.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Apr 25, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Hello, Adeola,

I believe you can accomplish this dream as you have already began as a "mother" to the children you support. May you find that opportunity to build that foundation. Please keep us updated. Welcome to World Pulse!

Adeola Samuel
May 03, 2018
May 03, 2018

Dear Karen, thanks for your encouragement and prayers. You can connect with us on instagram and facebook, Mountain Provider Foundation

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
May 04, 2018
May 04, 2018

I will look into those. Thanks!

Agnes Igoye
Dec 29, 2018
Dec 29, 2018

Dear Adeola,
You are such an uplifting force to human kind. Putting other peoples needs above your own in a true manifestation of selflessness and kindness. You are destined to achieve your dreams and yes, you are right-no one can stop you from achieving your goals. Welcome to World Pulse. We shall be cheering you all the way!
In sisterhood,
Agnes

Adeola Samuel
Jan 17
Jan 17

Thank ypu my dear sis Agnes, your comment mean alot to me and I appreciate greatly.
I'm sorry it took me awhile to reply.

Stay blessed ma.