|Some of Michelle’s products|
Michelle studied International Law and diplomacy in the University of Benin Edo state, but after years of job hunting and working for someone who does not pay his workers, she decided to make take her fate in her own hands. She learnt the art of shoe making, and now has six people working under her.
“My inspiration is from God, I never knew I would be a shoemaker. I
graduated from the University six years ago, after which I looked for
for job, but to know avail,” she said in an interview with Lukmon of
Wazobia Global Times USA.
sometimes I got employed by a company in Lagos, but the boss was owing
too much so I left. On how it started, there is this other company I buy
sandals in Lagos and resell. They sell nice shoes, so one day I thought
to myself that I can tell this people to make sandals for me with my
label, so I approached them and they said yes. That was how I got my
first set of shoes. Then a friend introduced me to a guy that makes
shoes. I watch him make shoes one day and I was amazed then I asked him
to teach me and he did.”
Michele’s makes around 50 pairs of shoes a week has this advice for young ladies still looking for jobs:
“I always tell people I come in contact with that are looking for job to
start something, anything you are good at can bring money to you or
just learn a trade.
|Another of Michelle’s products|
That’s not all, earlier this month, Michelle organised a free training session for those interested in the shoe making business.
|Michelle and her students|
store contacted Michelle and expressed their eagerness to put up her
products on their website for sales at very good rates.
“About last night, this is my first award from delta state heritage. I want thank God for all he has done me, i am so grateful. thank you guys i love you all.”