Mrs Rebecca Dung who hails from Gombe has narrated how she has managed to build two houses from selling of rice cake, commonly known as masa.
Rebecca disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). She advised youths to start small businesses.
“I achieved a lot through the business including, training my three children. One is an undergraduate; the other is in a seminary, while the last one is happily married.
“I am grateful to God for His grace that has sustained me over the years. Selling masa has brought me good fortunes.
“I built a house here in Gombe, another in Jos and I have an undeveloped plot, which I also bought with the proceeds from this business,’’ she said.
“One of the most important things that have helped me all these years is good savings culture. If you are not disciplined financially, you cannot succeed in any business,’’ she advised.
She added that she started selling masa 20 years ago with a `mudu’ of rice after learning the trade in Bauchi State.
Dung said that she opened an account with a bank, where she only saved money and withdrew to finance huge projects only.
“Masa business is a good business that has empowered me to achieve a lot.
“I am a woman that is respected by my children and everyone because of what I have been able to achieve over the years.
“Women that sit at home must understand that their relevance in the society lies in what they can offer to support themselves and their households.
“People respect me today because of what I have achieved as a woman and I can tell you that, respect is earned; so women should go out and earn their respect,’’ she said.