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With just her tongue, a Malaysian lady is inspiring us all

Published on 17 January 2018|
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Meet Nursamawati Mahmud, a gutsy lady who hasn’t let her circumstances get in the way of fulfilling her potential.

by Tommy Duncan, Carrybeans

Hailing from Kampung Gelong Gajah, Kedah, this amazing woman isn’t letting disabilities prevent her from living a full and productive life.


With your tongue, you can change your life

Nursamawati, 33, doesn’t have use of her four limbs. Yet, she is successfully managing and running a business, raking in profits for her family’s needs.

She runs her mum’s online business selling bottled soy and chilli sauce under the brand Mahmudah. This inspiring lady uses her tongue to navigate social media sites and sell the products. According to news reports, her efforts have paid off! Since 2015, demand for the bottled sauces has risen to 4,000 bottles monthly.

Known as “Kak Long”, Nursamawati who is the eldest of five children has been described as a strong and determined woman by her own mother, Saudah Shaari.

Credit: The Star

“Kak Long always wants to see my business to succeed, even though our sales are slightly affected this year due to competition but she never gives up and always operates her smartphone to promote it,” Saudah said.

Nursamawati’s story was first highlighted in 2015, and since then she’s taken every day and lived it to the fullest.


And so we too should utilise our gifts and talents

Doesn’t reading Nursamawati’s story just make you want to leave an impact through your life? Whether you face physical challenges or didn’t start off with the head-start of financial privilege, all of us can make our lives count.

With a little bit of creativity, a dose of courage and bottles of perseverance, we can achieve our goals in life — having a family, stepping up another rung on the career ladder, going green or changing the world one ringgit at a time.

It’s all about focus, folks.

As well-known author and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic said, “Keep focusing on your dream and do everything in your power to reach it! You have the power to change your life circumstances.”

Stories of people such as Nursamawati and Vujicic are an inspiration; they challenge us to become better, work hard and never let our limitations deter us. Many of us are blessed to have all body parts working perfectly. How can we inspire others and leave a legacy?


Inspired? Share with us some of your heroes or inspirational quotes that you live by.

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Featured Image Credit: The Malay Mail Online

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