woman roasting plantain

My Encounter with a BOLI seller ( Roasted plantain seller)

Emotional intelligence is one way to make the world a better place. Here’s a personal encounter I two years ago. I drove by a boli seller who was roasting her plantain under the rain at Ilupeju. I parked and asked why she wasn’t under a shade. She said if she left her wares on fire they will get burnt. I gave her a few notes and drove off to church.

Roasted plantain
Boli (Roasted plantain) and groundnut

While at church. I had tears in my eyes. I couldn’t imagine my mum roasting plantain in the rain. I kept pondering about it till I posted it on Facebook. A friend from the United States reached out to donate to her. 48 hours after I drove back to her to hand her about 250k.

She busted into tears and said to me in Yoruba language that she has been praying that God should send her a helper. A month after she reached out to my staff to say she is no longer under a shade. She now sells from a shop at her house. She used the money to fix her uncompleted building at Sango-Ota, Ogun State and sells from there. Sales is also good.

We are the breakthrough people are praying for. Play your part not because you have enough but because you are human. An emotional intelligent soul. I am glad she became a landlord before me.

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