Michael, North Carolina
A Story of Grit… and Determination
Michael, a resident of Bertie County, North Carolina, was no stranger to seasonal employment and the financial limitations of being a farm worker. Having worked in the tobacco fields for 10 years and a hog farm for 5 years, Michael was familiar with the grit and determination that it required to make ends meet.
Michael’s aspirations of becoming a licensed barber and owning a barbershop could not be diminished by his financial struggles. Michael’s primary focus has always been to take care of his family and set a great example for his children. Once learning that his last place of employment on the hog farm was shutting its doors and the employer was retiring, Michael found himself unemployed once again.