s and at that time my 2 daughters were only 5 years and 1 year old. I have been a single mom for 2 daughters since then. I registered my own trading export/import company in the same year.
My path has been tough on the time but I realize that if our life graph is still up and down, it means we are still alive and if we have stable graph life, it means we are death in my understanding.
I was a single mom and started trading business without much knowledge except I was good in English, best sales and performance export staff in one factory and I only had 1 good customer that he was ready to give me regular orders at that time. During first 5 years I worked hard, built up home office, built up packing warehouse at home, and hired 5 staffs to help.
I travelled to many countries to meet customers and worked hard on B2B websites to introduce my company. My company was established same year as Alibaba and I was solo entrepreneur. Once I started to have money, I created my business connection in local business area and opened my business service and fitness center. So I would have good relation with good local business people and I thought it would help to grow my business.
My business was good until TRUST damaged my business. I worked with 1 customer for almost 3 year and he gave many orders. But only 1 time he called me and asked my favor to release 8 containers to Poland and Ghana. At that time I thought it should be alright and I accepted. Once containers arrived those countries, that customer refused to receive my phone call and suddenly refused to pay for the goods. I was in debts with suppliers and freight forwarding company.
Although I sold my house and my business, it still was not enough. So I decided to leave everything in a business area and came back home to stay with my dad and mom. I healed myself for a month and after that I decided to do business again but make it smaller so I would not have much stress for management.
I start my business with where I live, what I have and what I can do. It’s hard but I am trying to focus and calm with it. I don’t have much convenient equipment or luxury office. I am not that rich but I am happy for what I am doing. The poverty is the motivation and its good that I have a passion for what I have been doing. Some people we understand our situation without communication because we are in the same. That’s why I choose to work for farmers and same time I help importers as well.
I only spend $10 per day and those are in my plastic bags. I reserve this amount for 30/31 days every month, so If I am here at home, I won’t use more that what I have. I don’t use future money but present money.
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