My name is Judith Busa Danjuma I am the first child of the family out of four children of Mr Busa and Mrs Gloria Busa of Ketti Village in AMAC Abuja. I attended L.E.A Primary School Kubwa 2 and proceeded to Jewel Model Secondary School Kubwa. Presently, I am into bag making, shoe making, teddy bear designing, foot mat weaving, centre mat and baking. I am also a student with the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja and I am single.
HOW IT ALL STARTED?
It all started from my childhood days. I think I was a creative child. Right from childhood, I always think of being creative, doing something creative and my mother always encouraged me. From there, I proceeded to learning how to make bag, shoe, mat, and foot mat. In short, I always thought of being an entrepreneur and here I am today with many people learning from me some of which have graduated.
I thank God most time I have been getting contract jobs from different people and that makes me happy.
My driving force is God. And He has been helping me to satisfy my numerous customers and they are happy with my services and so am I happy with them. That is the satisfaction.
WHAT STANDS YOU OUT FROM COMPETITORS?
What stands me out from competitors is that I am very hospitable and amiable. I welcome everybody no matter your status. I don’t discriminate, what I do is to accommodate all.
SECRETS OF YOUR SUCCESS?
The secret of my success is punctuality. I try to keep to time no matter what and I work hard to make sure I don’t fail or disappoint my customers. Also, I am receptive to change. I always look out for new designs and that keeps my customer coming to me always.
My hobbies? I love writing, jokes, eating and cooking.
Idleness. I dread idleness or indolence. I just can’t stand it. I don’t like seeing people sitting down doing nothing. Also, I cannot tolerate people not keeping to their promise. It is something I can’t stomach.
I give glory to God; I have a lot of achievements in this business. For the past five years in the business I have been taking care of myself and my younger ones. There has been significant improvement in our lives.
I always want to be like Dangote. But to my mother and my aunt, Mrs Elizabeth Samuel Kpowu, I say thank you for motivating me.
The greatest challenge I have is that of the high cost of raw materials which most often many customers can hardly afford.
For now I have nothing to regret. I thank God.
My memorable moment was the day I made a dress for myself and it was perfect. I also made a handbag which turned out more beautiful than I expected.
YOUR FUTURE PROJECTIONS?
In the nearest future, I will like to be a full time business woman. However, I still want a career in journalism.
I never believe in poverty, I believe God has deposited everything in us. My advice to my fellow youth is that they should learn to be creative and do something to help themselves rather than sitting down and complaining.
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