From homelessness to GHC 6 million a year - Mum tells her motivational story

From homelessness to GHC 6 million a year - Mum tells her motivational story

YEN.com.gh has come across the story of Yemi Penn, a mother in the UK who went from being homeless to earning more money than she would have ever expected in her life.

Yemo Penn was sacked from her parents house when she was 12 weeks pregnant and she was left homeless with no one to help her.

But according to a Thesun.co.uk report, the 37-year-old is now making more money that she could ever dream of.

At the highest point of her distress, Penn was determined to make a success of herself and now, she is the proud owner of three businesses making £900,000 or just over GHC 6 million ayear

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Penn is from Brixton, South London.

She recounts spent months sofa surfing, in rat-infested hostels with addicts, and even sleeping on the streets, only getting her own place four weeks before giving birth.

She was quoted as saying: "On the day I found out I was pregnant, my parents said 'you need to pack your stuff and don't come back'.

"I was only 24 and thought ''[wow], I literally have nowhere to go'. I thought she [her mother] would come round at some point, but she didn't.

"I think it's part of my culture. My mum was a single mum at the time with my dad being in Nigeria, and they were like 'this isn't acceptable, you need to go somewhere else'."

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Penn's life is a different story than the woman who had nowhere to sleep just a little over a decade ago.

Now, she has a gym, a business consultancy and life coaching firms. All three are proving successful and Penn has no reason slow down.

She added: "My mum is now proud of the things I've done.

I would tell other women thinking of starting a business to just do it, especially if they're mothers, because that is a skill second to none."

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