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7 Jan 2017

Read The Story Of This Bayelsa Girl Who drives KEKE To Raise Money For School (photos)


Pictured below is 26 year old Peace Orukari
from Kalama compound, Sabageria Community
in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area
of Bayelsa State.
She drives tricycle a.k.a ‘Keke’ to raise money
for her education. The young entrepreneur
entered into the business due to how tough life
has been for her and her family.
Peace had struggled to finish secondary school
selling recharge cards and hawking oranges.
She told BodmasNews that she still lives with
her parents and her younger ones and since she
went into entrepreneurship, life has been more
easy for them.
When asked what pushed her into all of this,
she explained that while in secondary school,
there were challenges of finance to register for
WAEC and other fees, she then went to some
big politicians she knew as community leaders
then, but they demanded sex before they could
help her.
Seeing that she could not stoop herself so low,
she began hawking oranges and selling
recharge cards which she did for about five
years, supporting her family with it.
The income was not still enough as she also
wanted to further her eduction to the university,
Peace then met one of her customers who buys
cards from her, a keke driver, and pleaded with
him to teach her.
At first he was reluctant but he later did.
After she had learnt, she then made moves to
get a "KEKE" where she could submit returns
after use, which she did and since then, has
been driving it.
She further narrated that driving the "KEKE"
has helped improve their conditions, her
younger ones were now comfortable, they could
pay their rent without difficulty and she was
also saving for her education.
When Bodmasnews asked Peace Orukari about
her challenges driving the keke, her reply was
that she needed funds to get her own Keke.
Apart from that, she had no other 

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