What is your background?
I was born in Australia and have four wonderful sons that are the greatest masterpieces I have ever created. My mom brought us to Australia in the ’80s, and I have lived here for almost 33 years. Currently, I am in the Villawood Detention Center here in Australia along with refugees and other persons awaiting government approval for eligibility to stay in Australia, as I am not an Australian citizen. I have been here for almost two years. Crowd1 has been such an inspiration to a lot of detainees.
So Crowd1 is giving them hope and purpose?
Exactly. It’s able to build a business here, where I never thought it would be possible.
"It is never too late, and I am more driven and motivated now than I have ever been in my life.”
If you could coach your younger self, what would you tell them?
I would certainly tell her to listen more, to ask more questions, to be a better daughter, a better sister, and a better mother. I think, on the whole,I would create a different circle of influence and perhaps in doing so, create a different life. It is never too late, and I am more driven and motivated now than I have ever been in my life. My goals and dreams now have wings and wheels. This old Fiat now wants to become a Ferrari.
What is the best gift you have given someone?
Life and love to my sons. They mean the world to me, and I would do anything for them. They have supported me this whole time. They have never once questioned me–they have just loved me back. And, of course, a Hermes bag for myself.
What is the best advice you have received?
From my aunt, who did not say to me, “Would you like to join Crowd1?” She said, “Do this while you wait for a release.” I received my Fear of Loss, and I did my binary straight away with the help of our upline as well. Another thing, my dear mummy said to me before she passed, “You know, your sons don’t need all these gifts and money, all they want is your love and time.” Rest in peace, mum.