We often hear of inspiring success stories that makes us realize the old but still applicable saying, “Poverty is not a hindrance to success.” Over and over again, this saying has been proven to be true by a lot of people. This motivates the ones who are just like them to also strive harder to become the person they envision themselves to be. So, here goes another one.
Allow me to introduce, Roselyn L. Pacia, an all around kasambahay from Isabela, Negros Occidental. Through her perseverance and hard work, she successfully obtains the degree in BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT that she’s been dreaming of.
On her Facebook account, Roselyn herself shared her life story. She is the 5th (out of eight) children of a broken family. Considering that she lived in the farm, at a young age she has learned to do various chores like planting rice, sugarcane, corn, making charcoal and etc. She also learned how to weed grass, receiving 60 pesos for 8 hours of work under the scorching sun.
Roselyn also shared that her house is 2 km away from the elementary school, and 5 km away from the nearest high school and she walks this distance every day on order to go to school.
After her graduation from high school, she applied as a kasambahay in Marikina and she was lucky enough to have found a good employer that allowed her to study and work at the same time. Her salary from being a kasambahay is what she pays for her tuition.
In her post, Roselyn also expressed how thankful she is to everyone that helped her reach her dreams.
Indeed, reaching our aspirations in life is never easy but, with our continuous determination, Nothing is truly impossible.