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Surviving on Five Dollars an Hour

Single with five kids, a low-paying job, and no money, Shekita was on the verge of losing her home. See the decision she made that revolutionized her life. It's a decision that can work for you too. Read Transcript


Reporter: SHAKITA

OLIVER OWNS A HAIR STYLING

SALON JUST SOUTH OF

ATLANTA.

I LOVE WHAT I DO.

I LOVE THE PEOPLE.

I LOVE TO MAKE THEM PRETTY.

I LIKE PEOPLE THAT HAVE

ISSUES THAT COME IN THE DOOR

AND THEY SAY, CAN YOU FIX

ME.

AND I SAY, YEAH, I CAN FIX

YOU.

Reporter: HER SALON IS

SUCCESSFUL, WHICH IS A GOOD

THING SINCE SHE IS A SINGLE

MOM RAISING FIVE KIDS.

BUT BEFORE SHE OPENED HER

BUSINESS, SHE WAS IN A

FINANCIAL MESS.

HER MINIMUM-WAGE JOB JUST

DIDN'T CUT IT.

IT WAS A LOT.

I WAS TRYING TO JUGGLE

PAYING THE RENT, YOU KNOW,

PAYING ELECTRICITY.

THINGS I NEEDED FOR THE

KIDS.

I JUST DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH

MONEY.

Reporter: THREE MONTHS

BEHIND ON RENT AND FACING

EVICTION, SHAKITA HAD NO

CLUE WHAT TO DO.

HER PASTOR ENCOURAGED HER TO

DO WHAT THE BOOK OF MALACHI

SAID.

MY PASTOR SAID MALACHI IS

THE ONLY ONE THAT THAT YOU

CAN PUT TO THE TEST.

I SAID I'M GOING TO TRY IT.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, SHE GOT A CALL FROM

WORK SAYING SHE RECEIVED A

BONUS.

MY CHECK CAME THE DAY OF

THE EVICTION.

I STUCK MY RECEIPT UP TO

THEM AND I SAID, YOU WON'T

BE NEEDING TO DO ANY

EVICTION HERE.

Reporter: SHAKITA THEN

RECEIVED A PROMOTION.

AND THE MORE SHE GAVE, THE

MORE GOD BLESSED HER.

WHEN SHE FOUND "THE 700

CLUB," SHE WANTED TO GIVE

ABOVE AND BEYOND HER TITHE.

I'M GOING TO SOW INTO THE

"THE 700 CLUB."

Reporter:

AND SHAKITA

TAUGHT HER KIDS TO GIVE, AND

SHE ASKED THEM IF THEY

WANTED TO SEND IN MONEY, AND

THEY ALL SAID YES.

AND SHE IS DPLA GLAD HER

KIDS ENJOY GIVING AS MUCH AS

SHE DOES.

TITHING WORKS.

IT NOT ONLY WORKS, IT WORKS

BEYOND WORKING.

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