With a new baby in the house and no longer able to work, Denise dekala was struggling to pay the bills.
“I had no money left to eat and had to pay rent and utility bills on top of my mortgage,” she says.
“My partner and I had no cash left to buy food or other essentials.”
It was a tough time for Denise, who was only 19 years old.
Now 27, she’s been through a number of trials and tribulations in her life.
“For the past couple of years I’ve had to find work and support my family,” she explains.
“And now we have a new child.
It’s a tough day for me but I’m still happy and looking forward to the future.”
‘A bit of a struggle’ Denise says she struggled to get food into her house.
“We’d just go to the market, buy food, then have to drive home,” she remembers.
You have to take out a loan, you have to go to work. “
It was a bit of an struggle.
You have to take out a loan, you have to go to work.
It took about three months for me to make it. “
The first time we did it, it took me three months to make the decision.
A little girl’s dream Denise says her journey was not a failure. “
After that I just had to go out and buy some food.”
A little girl’s dream Denise says her journey was not a failure.
“To have this baby I didn’t expect to have,” she laughs.
“But the first two months I was able to stay home with the baby and not have to work.”
After a long road, a new life and a new career, Denise’s journey is now well underway.
She’s now a full-time stay-at-home mum with a new job in the healthcare sector.
“Every time I come home, I’m happy,” she smiles.
“You can just feel happy and be in good spirits.”
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