In 2017, Eunice Otieng’s life came crumbling to pieces after her husband duped her into taking loans and later ditched her for another woman leaving her with huge loans to service.
Eunice recounts how she and her daughter became homeless after the landlord closed down their house due to months long rent arrears. However, due to her strong faith, Otieng, who works as a nurse said she decided to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life from scratch.
“I almost ran mad with my small salary. I had no option but to think about how to start life from zeros. I had a motorcycle which I took and I started boda boda job,” she said.
Being that her salary as a nurse was going into the repayment of the loans that she took for her ex-spouse, she did night shifts and so during the day, she hustled as a boda boda rider.
She saved a sum of KSh 26,000 and started a small business in 2018. Since she had a piece of land that she had bought before marriage, she started building her house.
She also had savings for her baby and she decided to use them to build the rentals which she recently finished.
Now, four years later, the Busia woman inspired many after becoming both a landlord and homeowner.