For our upcoming feature on Strictly Business this week, we have an
inspiring story of a young lady, a person with disability who chose to rise
above the many challenges of her condition. She embarked on a home business
that is now thriving and doing very well.
Janine "Nin" Setias is no ordinary young girl. She is wheel-bound and lacks
the mobility of a normal person, but she is cheerful and her inspiring
story is one that is a joy to share.
Nin studied to be a Programmer but certain circumstances prevented her from
taking advantage of any normal job opportunity, never mind if she was
Because Nin is wheel-chair bound, it was almost impossible for her to
commute to work. The family car of a dear uncle would bring her to and from
work until her uncle suffered a stroke. This left her with no choice but to
Her uncle died shortly after. Nin faced her options, difficult as they were
but she did not want to stay at home doing nothing. She braved the daily
commute but this only lasted for a few months. She still made the rounds of
many offices searching for a job but the employers, some of whom were
sympathetic, were realistic enough to realize that her lack of mobility was
a big disadvantage.
Then and there she received her first order. With an initial capital of
P3,000.00, she went into business. Of this amount, P1,000 went into the
purchase of materials, and the P2,000 was spent on purchasing a small oven.
Soon, she found herself steeped in the business, and she started expanding