Lagos amputee hawker set to open supermarket as she turns 27
Lagos amputee water hawker, Mary Daniel has revealed she’s set to establish a supermarket with donations she received from within and outside Nigeria.
Mary disclosed this during her 27th birthday celebration on Friday at a lounge in Ikeja, Lagos.
“I feel happy today,” Mary enthused about the event. “I didn’t celebrate my birthday last year. I am grateful to God for what He has done in my life,” she said, her face lit up with smiles. “I never thought I would mark my birthday in a big way like this.”
She added, “People who know me before now have been calling me and making kind remarks about me. They said I have changed for good and they can hardly recognise me again.”
Speaking on her plan to establish a supermarket, the single mum said “I want to set up a supermarket where I will be selling cartons of noodles, bottled water, drinks, food stuffs and other items.
“I plan to employ two of my cousins. One is based in Awka (Anambra) while the other is based in Asaba (Delta). They will relocate to Lagos and join me in running the supermarket. As soon as I get my own apartment, I will bring my daughter to Lagos. I hope my story will inspire people in my condition to always try to struggle to earn a living.”
She added that a non-governmental organisation has decided to pick up the bill of prosthesis to be procured for her.
“The people that will do the artificial leg came on Monday to take the measurement of my leg. They said it would be ready in one month’s time,” she said.