My experience has shapened my outlook about life, it has provided the needed strength to persevere and it has given me the encouragement to move on, on any rough path. I work with women, battered women, women with stories and women who are ready to make change happen for themselves and their family members.
My personal experience and my relationship with my fellow women have given me a new (treasure) lens. A Treasure lens to appreciate everything; both human and objects. The experience has created a new set of fingers for me, a new new mind, a new way of thinking, a new way of approach, new diction and new a definition of beauty.
Working with women has a major advantage, and it is, becoming blessed with better intuition. Now, I am able to understand issues better, spend every minute resourcefully and think day and night about how to profer solutions to challenges. This have I taken to a higher level by concentrating on how to turn abused women to assets.
An abused person will remain abused if there is no way out, but a way out, which is cheap and affordable is trash. My work with poor wmen, would have been harder without any support if not for trash. The only free thing, affordable by anyone in the society.
Poverty is truly the mother invention. When I started working with trash, I was refered to as the mad woman, because hardly will I walk on the road without looking left and right to pick trash that are resources for my work.
I began with Styrofoam. Styrofoam is wonderful, it has several uses that would be overloked without wearing your treasure lens. To make my dream a reality, in 2013, I applied online to an Institute in India, I demonstrated the usage of my innovation via Skype, and I was invited for a 7 and half training. I travelled to kanthari Institute of Social Entrepreneur in Kerala, India to test the water with a foot, the major brekthrough was that the founders of kanthari Institute; Sabriyeh Ma and Paul who believe so much in my idea of turningTrash to Treasure, they fell in love with me and my work. Their heartfelt and full support fuel my strength. Their fund supported my pilot study. They aare my bestest supporter and shouldre to cry upon in time of distress. My World Pulse sisters and Facebook family are my best 'encouragers' my sincere critics and buyers. Isnt that awesome????? I can proudly sing, Armstrong's -What a Wonderful World-
In 2014, I began the pilot project and expectedly, I graduated to using other waste materials such as; tailor's waste, sawdusts, flat Styrofoam and in addition, I made my first set of Treasure reuasable sanitary pads. These sanitary pads can be reused as the name implied.
Who says it would be easy, I know it wont be easy without support. But I know it is doable, daily, I move ahead. The strength to move ahead is provided by the determination to succeed.
This day, I woke up with 6 different items made from Trash and I jumped up screaming; It is Trash; And so what!
I am open to support and partnership, for demonstration of how it works, you can call my number or better still olutosin72@gmailcom, my e mail address is still open and best is a World Pulse inbox message.Here attached are some of my products made from trash, with the exception of my reusable pads which is from all new items but then, its environmentally friendly and can reduce waste because it can be reused.
Attached are few pictures of my treasure. Do not forget to contact me for more details. Cheerio.