Ugandan businesswoman Zari Hassan has for the first time revealed that she once worked as a housemaid.
The mother of five, who is a true definition of ‘hard work pays’, narrated how she juggled between school and odd jobs just to earn a living while living in the UK.
In a lengthy post, she wrote,
Life can be a rollercoaster and you will never know where you’ll end up.
From studying my cosmetology course in thE UK ( which hasnt helped me) while doing house girl work to pay my accommodation (yes I’ve been a maid before)to running through buses to get to my next stop Woodgreen where I worked as a cashier and sometimes as an isle packer in Sainsbury. Friend, I started out early wasn’t even sure why me. But the inner voice in me wanted better. My dad had left, my mom was doing tailor jobs day and night I couldn’t stand seeing her struggle. I couldn’t stand her pain. I was living with my aunt in the UK who treated me like a stepchild. Gooosh🙄
Been through boutiques, long economy flights to china in between building a school and having babies. My music and TV career is a story for another day. Phew😪 All I’m saying, consistency is key. Doesn’t matter where you are or what you do. Just do it.
Zari and her late ex-husband Ivan Semwanga built an empire together and while responding to trolls who claim she inherited her property and wealth from him, she said,
When they call inheritance, I say we started from the bottom. Y’all know us after 2010 not before. Get your facts right. We hustled all the way up. Go get inheritance too, it should be easy right?
oliviakirungo power woman I love you.
sumiaffolter Such an inspiration 🙏 that’s why I love you 🙏 I look up to you everyday.
pearlthusi Wow . You’re amazing babe ! ❤️
carolsaddam I remember watching your reality show on YouTube in 2013 and have been a fan ever since.
maria__ke Them people be saying you’re fake 🤦🏻♀️. You’re allowed to flaunt everything you have now mum.
spice_diana Inspiration 😍
ms_samwely So touching!! If this is where you came from and Today you’re a boss lady I know my story will change 😘😘😘am the author of my story 😘 they say don’t allow someone to hold a pen when your writing your story. Thank you, role model 😘😍.
carolmwanyika Thank you Zari for sharing your story. I too will make it someday. This far I thank God.