With incredible time management, Mimi managed to work and finish her postgraduate studies at the same time. She went on to get her master’s degree this summer. And as if she weren’t busy enough, Mimi was selected to be a team leader for five different accounts throughout her two years of employment. This past January, she was promoted to operations manager.
“At first, I found it a bit overwhelming, but I realized I should be thankful because it means the management trusts me. And the support is always there,” she said.
With Mimi and two of her siblings now working and earning their own money, the family's income is now enough for their day-to-day needs. Their parents can retire any time they wanted to. But they didn't. Mimi’s father still works as a tricycle driver and her mother as a sidewalk vendor, but that’s only because working all their lives has made them uncomfortable doing nothing at home.
Her mother’s dream came true; all of her children received their college degrees. And Mimi swears that she gets her will and strength from her mama.