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    My life on the streets

    ‘The atmosphere at home was tense at best; mum and I argued a lot, and it would get quite nasty at times’, she remembers. ‘The best word to describe the relationship between us is “strained”. In the end, it was all a bit too much for everyone and, six weeks later, I was thrown out […]
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    I didn’t accept my financial situation

    Ruth Ana Airosa’s finances were a mess. Although she was studying, her grades were consistently getting worse. She felt as though she wouldn’t finish her studies and didn’t see a future for herself. Nevertheless, today she is working in her dream field. WHAT AFFECTED YOUR STUDIES? ‘My life was predominantly clubbing. I used to go […]
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    From being POOR to being a MILLIONAIRE

    Chippa lived in a shack in Nyanga, a township in Cape Town, South Africa. He was barely able to provide for his family and at the worst of times, he had to beg for food just to have something to put on the table. ‘I felt like I was stuck in life. I attended the Universal […]

    an innovative idea, the worst of times, This was hard to hear,

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    The Inspiration Behind Reggie Nelson

    Reggie grew up in a council estate in Woolwich, East London. Growing up was hard because he didn’t have positive role models to say, ‘When I grow up I want to be like them’. ‘My parents didn’t get along and I didn’t have a bond with my sister. At school I was average. I didn’t […]
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    Breaking down barriers, one at a time

    ‘I struggled in school from a young age. I was under performing, I had difficulty believing in myself and this immensely hindered my progress. There came a point where I thought to myself, “What can I do to change this situation?”. I was 18 at the time and fed up of being aimless. That’s when […]

    my trust in God, the power of faith,

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    I gave my finances a much needed upgrade

    After graduating, Andrea Monteiro worked for a recruitment agency for just over a year. Although she liked her colleagues, she had enough of earning the minimum wage. ‘I spoke to the management team and tried to negotiate an increase in my salary,’ she told us. However, this was declined. This sparked revolt inside of her to […]

    I prayed to God, it was not enough, the minimum wage,

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    God opened a door that no-one could close!

    After using his faith and tithing, Elie Henry was offered a job with a large global financial-services company after being denied position after position. His contract was due to start at the end of January; however, not all went as planned.

    contract, doors, Faith, fear of failure, finances, God, I am grateful, I challenged God,

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    I worked as a cleaner to make ends meet

      Depressed and without any life prospects—that was the best way to describe who I was. I was going through so much financial struggle that I barely made ends meet working as a cleaner. It didn’t help that my husband and I had problems that created one big mess. However, by coming to the UCKG […]

    Cost, my own business, out of any situation,

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    Everyone kept telling me ‘NO’!

    Like many other people, Julie had thoughts of starting her own business. Yet rather than simply ‘wanting’ a business, she decided to take the steps to achieve that goal even when others doubted her.

    I had to find clients, my business plan, was still possible,

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    My business is developing

    I work as a hairdresser, but early this year I didn’t have a clear direction for my financial life. I applied for jobs and attended numerous interviews but I was never successful.

    Africa, my financial life, prayer meetings,

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