Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told that the way to get ahead in life is by getting a college degree.
I’m sure most of your hands are raised! Many of us have been given this advice over the course of our entire lives. But what happens when you can’t afford the costs of going back to school OR the time it takes? What if you need to make money now to provide for you and your family? That was the case for AMONE AGNES.
Agnes came from the worst conditions imaginable living in the slums of Uganda. She and her five children lived in a dilapidated shack with dirt floors. The highest education she received was elementary level, and the ONLY jobs available to her were low-skilled, labor intensive jobs like washing clothes or factory work, barely earning her enough wages to survive. For Agnes, going back to school was impossible, making her completely unable to compete for jobs against anyone who actually had a degree. BUT, Agnes found a way to overcome this!