Spotlight: Bibian Lichoro

Every month, leaders are stepping up and working harder than ever to educate, recruit, and most of all, inspire. It is because of people like them that make Crowd1 the incredible network that it is. This is a chance to get to know the people behind the success

What is your background like?

I am a village girl from Meru, Kenya. I come from very humble beginnings being the 8th child out of 10 and encountered a lot of challenges and setbacks. I didn’t manage to get schooled because I had eye problems that could not be sorted out because of poverty. This made me the only child in the family who was not educated. But I believed in myself, and I had a strong feeling that one day I’d be someone. 

What has been your biggest challenge?

I gave birth to a child with special needs which has not been easy considering medication is expensive, and of course, my child needs special care. In the beginning, I was living in the slums and sleeping on the floor with nothing to eat. It was a challenging journey, but I made it, though. I thank God for that.

Who inspires you?

My special child John Paul is my biggest inspiration.

Do you have a hidden talent?

Yes, my hidden talent is being a designer. I can imagine something and then put it out exactly how I pictured it in my mind.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I longed to be a doctor, but poverty and my eye problem robbed me of that dream. 

How did you get to where you are right now?

After many trials and errors, I got hungry for success. This happened after my house was demolished, and I was left homeless. This was in January 2019. When I discovered Crowd1, I did it like a madwoman and roamed from one country to the next to share the opportunity and recruit people. That was the turn-around-point in my life and changed my life for the better. I thank God for Crowd1.

What has been going through your mind lately?

Building a children’s home where mentally and physically challenged children can get proper care and a home where they can play, explore, and nurture their talents.

What is the best gift you have given someone?

My best gift is giving my mom a house that I had promised her when I was four years old. My uncle had one because he was a chief, and I made a promise to give her one just like his. I gifted it to her when she least expected it, and if I had died that day, I would have died a happy person.

What is the best advice you have received from someone?

It was from my mentor Mr John Manda who taught me the importance of teaching people how to fish and not giving them the fish. You can give someone fish today, but you will not provide them tomorrow, but when they know how to fish, they will be fishing on their own. Meaning it's always good to give people an opportunity and platform to better their lives, like what Crowd1 has done for millions of people.

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