Kumawood Actress Sandra Ababio has shared details of how her family survived extreme poverty, disclosing that she was born into such circumstances.
According to Sandra, her father was not gainfully employed while her mother was a trader.
The famous actress, recalling her childhood journey, stated that she grew up in deprived circumstances from the time of her birth.
Also, she said her family often struggled to find a place to sleep and had difficulty securing food to eat.
She recalled how she shared a single room with her parents and three other siblings and disclosed how her family sold foodstuffs, clothes, and other things to survive, adding that she and her family moved to Fadama because where to stay was problematic.
Sandra said they relocated from Lapaz to Fadama, Akweteyman, Taifa, and then to Dome, all in Accra. These new locations came with their own challenges.
She recounted: “We were ejected from where we lived at Taifa so a friend of my father, now late, who was a pastor accepted us into where his church was. It was a wooden structure and we slept on the benches”.
She said as far as she could recall, she was between the ages of five and seven when the relocation happened.
“Sometimes, when it rained, they would stand and hold my younger siblings, also my parents had to stand so we, the children, could lie on the bench. From there, we went to Dome and I was still schooling at Taifa. We walked from Dome to Taifa Burkina to school till I completed”.