Mary Daniel, an amputee woman who became popular for hawking water in Lagos, has announced that she plans to open a supermarket with donations from both inside and outside Nigeria.


She revealed this on Friday at a lounge in Ikeja, Lagos, where she was celebrating her 27th birthday.

“I feel happy today,” Mary enthused about the event.

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Speaking further, Mary said; “I didn’t celebrate my birthday last year. I am grateful to God for what He has done in my life. I never thought I would mark my birthday in a big way like this.

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“People who know me before now have been calling me and making kind remarks about me. They said I have changed for good and they can hardly recognise me again.”

The single mum who has amassed millions in donations also spoke on her plan to establish a supermarket.

She said; “I want to set up a supermarket where I will be selling cartons of noodles, bottled water, drinks, food stuffs and other items. “I plan to employ two of my cousins. One is based in Awka (Anambra) while the other is based in Asaba (Delta).

”They will relocate to Lagos and join me in running the supermarket. As soon as I get my own apartment, I will bring my daughter to Lagos. I hope my story will inspire people in my condition to always try to struggle to earn a living.”

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According to her, a non-governmental organisation has decided to pick up the bill of prosthesis to be procured for her.

“The people that will do the artificial leg came on Monday to take the measurement of my leg. They said it would be ready in one month’s time,” she said.