For a lot of Nigerian women, the road toward starting their own business isn’t exactly the smoothest. Some even have the mantle foisted upon them in certain situations. The “Life As She Sees It” series is all about these women, these business madams who, like the wise steward, have grown the little they had into blossoming enterprises.

Life is often likened to a pack of cards that you just have to keep playing regardless of the hand you’re dealt with. Uzoamaka of Divine Favour Stores is one woman who has managed to rise out of a particularly sour situation to build a very strong retail business. After her husband’s death in 2016, her retail store in Ogba became the family’s major source of income as she supported her two daughters.

Let’s learn from her story: