Woman Dumped by Hubby Builds Beautiful Home, Rentals after Hustling as Okada Rider

Woman Dumped by Hubby Builds Beautiful Home, Rentals after Hustling as Okada Rider

  • In 2017, Eunice Otieng thought her life was crumbling to pieces after her husband duped her into taking loans and left her to service them on her own
  • She also had months-long rent arrears and her landlord even closed down her house, leaving her and the baby out in the cold
  • Now, four years later, the Busia woman inspired many after becoming both a landlord and homeowner

If anyone had told Eunice Otieng that one day she would be a landlord in 2017 when her life was falling apart, she would never have believed the person.

Kenyan Woman Dumped by Hubby Builds Beautiful Home, Rentals after Hustling as Boda Boda Rider
Eunice Otieng and her daughter in their newly constructed rentals. Photo: Eunice Otieng.
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By then, she was having a myriad of challenges; her husband whom she had financially supported had ditched her for another woman, leaving her with huge loans to service.

Speaking to Kenya's leading media platform TUKO.co.ke, the mother of one recounted how she and her daughter became homeless after the landlord closed down their house due to months-long rent arrears.

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However, being the strong woman she is, Otieng, who works as a nurse said she decided to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life from scratch.

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Kenyan Woman Dumped by Hubby Builds Beautiful Home, Rentals after Hustling as Okada Rider
Eunice's lovely home. She worked as a boda boda rider by day and nurse at night in order to make ends meet. Photo: Eunice Otieng.
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"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.

Working as an Okada rider

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 an Okada rider.

She saved a sum of N94,000 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.

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Kenyan Woman Dumped by Hubby Builds Beautiful Home, Rentals after Hustling as Boda Boda Rider
Eunice gifted her daughter the rentals to wipe the tears they cried when a landlord locked their home. Photo: Eunice Otieng.
Source: UGC
"I decided that I will work hard for my baby to get the best. I think I was working hard with a lot of anger to change my life. That's why I was able to finish the house," Otieng said.

She also had savings for her baby and she decided to use them to build the rentals which she recently finished.

The hardworking Busia woman said she gifted her five-year-old daughter the rentals to heal the pain they went through when the landlord closed their house due to rent arrears.

"I gifted her the houses to wipe the tears we cried when the landlord was locking our house. I vowed to make her a landlady at this tender age," she said.

In a related development, Legit.ng had earlier reported how a 27-year-old lady from Minnesota in United States renovated a van and turned it into a house for herself.

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The lady identified as Mackenzie Klimek said she was tired of living with her parents hence she made the impressive move.

Klimek built the home herself using Youtube tutorials.

Source: Legit.ng

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