The life of an AWLO Member: NCHOTU MILLIYCENT
- Give us a detailed biography about yourself stating what you do, the challenges faced and success stories.
I am Nchotu Milliycent Ngwe, holder of a bachelor’s degree in women and gender studies and the creative director of N&M beading perfection. From the North West Region of Cameroon the Bafut sub division Mezam division.
I am into beading accessories like bags necklaces. sandals and more. this art business started when I was still in the university and upon graduation, I decided to continue since I do have a passion for it. It’s been challenging especially when I was in school I had to work while schooling also one of the most difficult parts of being into the arts of beading is getting quality material because I have but from Kenya and getting them to Cameroon is always very expensive. My success stories are enormous. through beading, I have been able to teach other people especially young girls who are running the same business and doing well for themselves. I have been privileged to partner with Non-governmental organizations like the Economy of Communion, She’skild, The International Dynamic Oroko Women, youth parliamentarians of Cameroon and a host of others. Together we thought young girls and boys the skill of beading and most especially thought young displaced women and girls from the part of Cameroon that’s affected by the ongoing crisis (North West and southwest region). seeing these people been able to assist themselves financially is the success stories I can say i achieved.
- Do you have a morning routine? Tell us about it
My morning routine is prayers thanking my God is something I do not miss out on the rest activities follow on any order.
- What is the favorite part of your routine?
The favorite part of my day is when am creating new designs.
- What is your typical day like?
My daily life as an entrepreneur is quite simple because I often spend my time working to either satisfy clients or am out of town teaching. So it’s not really a routine as such because every activity is been carried out depending on how important it is.
- What are your personal mission and vision statement ?
My personal mission statement for my life is to reach for the top, learn more skills and empower myself more so I can in return impact those around me. And also strive to grow my beading business worldwide. Have a wider market and impact more lives positively.
I see myself and my business in the future to be worldwide recognized for its quality products and for my service to humanity because I do not intend to stop my humanitarian activities.
- Mention 2 people you spend time with on most days and why?
I do usually spend more time at home with my sister and my mum. they usually help me do some of my work and at times give in ideas which i can use to bring out new designs.
- Would you say you have become more empowered since you joined AWLO and how?
I have become more empowered since I joined AWLO because I have learned leadership skills and developed myself through our monthly leadership training program. AWLO has made me have many more opportunities to empower other people through our numerous activities carried out by our AWLO Youth Council.
- Who is our favorite colleague member and why?
My favorite colleagues are Lucho Joycelyn and Martin Tiku. Joycelyn and I always have something new to teach one another and Tiku usually hooks me up to projects that give me money and also makes me do what I love best.
- Favorite book and why?
I don’t have a favorite book because am not much of a book reading person but that which i actually enjoyed was “poor dad rich dad ” it made me see the need for financial dependence not looking to be employed by someone but trying to create more ways to let money work for you.
“Learn to resist self-doubt ,fear and laziness”.
- What have you done that you are most proud of?
I am proud of the woman I am so far and that woman is still working to become a positive influencer. mentor and humanitarian. I am proud of the fact that I see myself helping people in community and country putting smiles on faces. Giving them hope when they thought all was lost.
Thank you for reaching out to me and I pray this inspires many more people to selflessly devote themselves to humanity.