Your trash; My Treasure

Olutosin
Posted July 4, 2015 from Nigeria
Treasure made from trash
Trash to treasure is environmentally friendly #reuse #recycle #repurpose
Bubble Quilt
Bubble Quilt: Made with Tailor's waster (1/8)

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.

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Jared John
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015

I love reading trash to treasure stories. Your work is really innovative, I've never heard of the cooking bags before, so I did some research. I found this website, that markets this product as a Wonderbag: http://wonderbagworld.com/ . Do you have a website for your products?

Olutosin
Jul 06, 2015
Jul 06, 2015

Thanks a lot. For Reading the post and for your comments. Yes I know it, mine is using trash to make treasure and we have several Treasure. Not just Treasure cooking bag, and its an Analogy. My project works with abused women who were once treated as trash, they are trained on how to add value to their lives in order to become Assets. Thereby I work towardshealing women and the Earth.

No website yet for the organisation but I created a blogsite :) http://www.transformcenter.nl

Once again, I appreciate your time.

Carolyn Seaman
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

Fantastic work you are doing here. Your story is truly powerful and inspiring. I did not know such great stories exist here in Nigeria with me. I would love to work with you in the area of amplifying your voice on the still rare subject of recycling and turning waste to treasure in Nigeria. And I will communicate further with you on this if you are open to the idea. Warm regards

Olutosin
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

Thanks my darling sister, I have been working for the past 4 years and half. The major challenge was that I was working in the riverside communities and had to travel by boat, so most JOURNALIST refused to cross the sea, now, I am in Festac town and I have invited some journalists over.

I will appreciate media appearances, lets work together. Thanks a lot.

Olutosin
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

Thanks my darling sister, I have been working for the past 4 years and half. The major challenge was that I was working in the riverside communities and had to travel by boat, so most JOURNALIST refused to cross the sea, now, I am in Festac town and I have invited some journalists over.

I will appreciate media appearances, lets work together. Thanks a lot.

Adanna
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

 Dear Sister,

I am proud of you and what you are doing. We need more innovators like you in Nigeria!

Kudos!

E-hug :)

Olutosin
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015

Thanks :)

Damilola Fasoranti
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 21, 2015

Ah,

The ignition in your spoken words is equally stamped all over your written word. By the way, thanks for your heartfelt insight the other day on skype.

We have some pots on fire about pushing forward more works like yours, I will inform you about it later. Keep the spice alive ma'am.

Best Regards,

Fasoranti.

Urmila Chanam
Oct 01, 2015
Oct 01, 2015

My dear Olutosin,

The person who can turn' trash' to 'treasure' is close to the Creator who makes human beings from dust. In that you are truly a creator! I am inspired by your ability to change perspectives about what is valuable and what can be made valuable. You don't fail to move me with the love you have for battered women and your deep understanding of what would help them overcome their broken spirit. Thank you for your work, your love, your positive light and your never tiring hope in World Pulse sisters. I love you!

Hugs and kisses from India

Urmila Chanam,

Founder,

Breaking the Silence

Tola Makinde
Feb 24, 2016
Feb 24, 2016

My dear Sister Olutosin,

You are amazing and exceptional . The works of your hands are blessed.

The world would definately be a better place with people like you.

Keep up the good work and thanks for your support.

Tola (Tm)

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GERA
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 08, 2016

Hi Olutosin! Thanks a lot for sharing such inspiring and motivational,powerful transformational story of yours. It is quite innovative.Keep up the good work. I am so excited about this. The joy of the LORD is your strength. I am close to you.l will pop in one of these days to see your products live.

Ritkatmwa Gwan Gwan
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016

Olutosin,

you are an inspiration and your work is outstanding. congratulations on your achievements and I'm looking forward to reading of more amazing things you will do in the future.

Olutosin
Aug 02, 2016
Aug 02, 2016

Thanks my sweet sister.

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