My Parents Relocated to US When They Had No Money: Lady Becomes a Graduate in America, Shares Photos

My Parents Relocated to US When They Had No Money: Lady Becomes a Graduate in America, Shares Photos

  • A young lady, Hamdia Ahmed, has acknowledged the sacrifices her parents made for her as they fled civil war many years ago
  • Hamdia who became the first graduate in her family said that they relocated to the US as refugees with nothing
  • Many people praised her mother for giving birth to her even at a time situations threatened her wellbeing

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A young lady, Hamdia Ahmed, has celebrated her mother as she graduated from university in the United States.

Hamdia said that her mother was running from a civil war in her country when she birthed her 21 years ago.

Her parents had no money as they ran from a war.
The lady celebrated her mother as she graduated. Photo source: @hamdia_ahmed
Source: Instagram

From nothing to being a graduate

The lady said that she spent the first set of her formative years in a refugee camp as her parents worked to make her life better.

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According to her, they relocated to the US with nothing. Decades after that horrible experience, the lady became the first graduate in her family.

Read her story below:

When her story was reposted on Instagram by Upworthy, many people had a lot to say as it generated over 1,000 comments.

Below are some of the reactions:

mdefriel said:

"You are amazing! Congratulations. I am so proud of you!"

lexi_raptor90 said:

"THIS is the "American dream."

jumsy60 said:

"And she did it.....against all the odds....Congratulations."

moomiedi said:

"Awesome. Congratulations."

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A Nigerian family also succeeded abroad

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Nonso and with the social media handle @Serioussist came online to share his family's relocation story.

In a post on Wednesday, January 20, the man said he and his wife left Nigeria, a move that he called a "hard reset", suggesting they were at their lowest low when they did.

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Nonso added that they left everything behind with the determination to start a new life in Canada. According to him, at the time they did this, there was no family or friends in their new home country.

Two years after that brave move, in 2021, the family bought their first ever house in Canada, a mark of great success.


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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via:

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