Hi My name is Demetria.
Er.. I’m 47 years old. Er..I live in Tanzania. I’m half Greek half
Italian, but I was born in...I was brought up in Tanzania.
I’ve got two sons, one’s 23 one’s 22. I’m a single parent and..erm..at
the moment I’m working, I’m running my mum’s restaurant. It’s very
challenging but..er.., like I tell everybody, it’s good because
you’ve got..we’ve got to prove that even though we’re women we can
still do it, and if I can do it I think that everybody can.
Er..it’s quite difficult in Africa being a..a woman running a
business, but I think that’s what makes it challenging…to prove
that you can do it and..erm..it can be difficult at times, it can be
lonely at times because where I stay it’s a small town. But
as long as you’ve got your goals in life, which are my two
boys, erm..I think ..er.. y’know, you just wake up and you
just start a new day and just think everything positive. And every
time you think of something negative I think of my two boys
and I carry on with my life, but there are times it’s very
difficult. I’ve learnt that you should never never give up in
life ‘cos there’s always a goal in your life.
challenging = estimulante, exigente
to prove = demostrar
goal = meta, objetivo