An Igbo lady identified as Ekene has shared her story of how she became a successful herder. She rears cows for a living, and she’s made a lot of money from the business.
In an Interview with BBC Igbo, she said that she is a graduate, but after she graduated from school, she couldn’t find a work to do for herself. Then she thought of a good business to do.
After a lot of thoughts, she decided to start rearing cows as a business. She started the business, but her family and friends were not happy with the type of business she decided to do. Some of her family members asked her whether she’s seen a lady rearing cows before, why will she decide to rear cows?.
They told her that there are many other businesses she can do apart from rearing cows, why will she choose to rear cow instead? She told ’em that she can handle it. Then she started the business. She started posting photos of her rearing cows in social media. It was from social media that she got many customers and connections. She said that she started getting calls from people all over Nigeria, and likewise outside Nigeria.
Right now, she is the only female herder in Nigeria, and she does the business with her husband who also helps her to rear the cows around for pastures. According to her, she said that she has made a lot of money from the business and she’s becoming more successful every day.