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õ Wednesday May 21, 2014 Express

By LlIsa Kool
Sµaiiohoom Is on llo Island lo gIvo a voilsloµ and ioad-
Ing commIssIonod hy SlIcllIng Viouvonnolvoil Cuia-
çao and Tlolma8LouIso WIld-CoolIng, hul Is oµon lo
liaInIng all lInds oI µooµlo. ¨liom mon vlo losl lloIi joh
lo VSBO-sludonls vlo nood somo molIvalIon. Lvoiyhody
las a coilaIn µoInl vlon you lay youi load dovn and
jusl don'l soo a vay oul. Tlal's vloio I como In!"
SomolImos lucl Isn'l on youi sIdo al all. Sµaiiohoom
lnovs all ahoul llIs: slo losl sovoial µooµlo In loi lIIo,
lad a cai accIdonl, and losl loi joh. ¨Ahoul lvo yoais ago
I dIdn'l lavo a joh and vIllIn 8u days I vould only gol
socIal soivIco (socIalo dIonsl]. TlIs vould loavo mo vIll
voiy lov Incomo and I lad lo do somollIng." Sµaiiohoom
violo dovn llioo clallongos slo vanlod lo accomµlIsl:
viIlIng a hool, sµoalIng on slago and slail loi ovn com-
µany. Tlo µiohlom vas llal slo only lad 8u days lo malo
loi clallongos ioalIly.
¨I dIdn'l lavo monoy, llo ioquIiod oxµoiIonco oi llo iIgll
lnovlodgo, hul I lnov I dId lavo a laigo socIal modIa nol-
voil. I docIdod lo uso llIs and mado a vIdoo. In llo vIdoo
I oxµlaInod my clallongos and llo lImo I lad. I aslod
µooµlo lo lolµ mo accomµlIsl my dioams. Lvoiyhody
slailod lo como uµ vIll Idoas and oIIoiod lo lolµ mo."
TlIs Is ono oI llo llIngs Sµaiiohoom Is nov loaclIng
µooµlo duiIng loi locluios. In Cuiaçao slo aslod µooµlo
lo viIlo dovn lloIi quoslIon and Il luinod oul ovoiyhody
vas vIllIng lo lolµ oacl olloi loo. ¨Somo vomon voio
loolIng Ioi somohody lo lolµ llom mailol lloIi comµany
and somo voio loolIng Ioi a voIco liaInoi. Wo lung all
quoslIons and a lol oI µooµlo gol llo lolµ lloy noodod.
II you ioally vanl somollIng, jusl asl Ioi Il. You'll ho
amazod lov many µooµlo vanl lo lolµ!"
DuiIng llo lasl lvo yoais Sµaiiohoom loainod and huIll
a succossIul comµany. Slo Is moslly amazod ahoul vlal
somohody can accomµlIsl and lov µovoiIul vo all aio.
¨Il sounds ciuol, hul somolImos I vanl somohody lo Iool
iocl hollom. II you lIl llal hollom, llo only vay loIl Is
uµ and oxµoiIoncIng llo vay uµ Is somollIng I'm gialo-
Iul Ioi." Sµaiiohoom loµos lo lolµ µooµlo clImhIng Iiom
llal hollom and lo soo llom IInd lloIi ioal dIioclIon. ¨II
lloy vouldn'l lavo lIl llal hollom lloy vould µiohahly
slIll ho slucl In lloIi old sIlualIon. I jusl gIvo llom a lIlllo
µusl In llo iIgll dIioclIon: a lIclol lo lloIi doslInalIon."
Sµaiiohoom las doIInIloly Iound loi doslInalIon and on-
joys slaiIng loi oxµoiIoncos ovoiy day lo InsµIio µooµlo
lo malo a clango llal Is iovaidIng. Wo aio all unIquo,
hul oui ciaµ Is all llo samo." ¨My locluios aio a comhIna-
lIon oI soiIous loµIcs, gollIng oII youi haclsIdo, lumoi
and a lol iocognIlIon. Lvoiyhody iocognIzos llo IoolIng
oI sliugglIng and nol lnovIng vlal lo do noxl. Bul II you
aio vIllIng lo lool uµ, you vIll IInd llal youi ciIsIs can
aclually ho llo lIcl-slail oI a vlolo nov lIIo."
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“I want to instigate the fire in
people”, Michèle Sparreboom
tells with smile from ear to ear.