Young girl, Sarifa Alonto-Younes grew up with a family she loved, in a country she loved,
doing what she loved — playing games with her friends under the warm shelter of her family
home in her hometown of Marawi City in the Philippines.
At age ten, her innocent world was ripped apart forever when tragedy struck and Sarifa’s fate
was sealed. She was an orphan, alone in the world armed with nothing but a dream. A dream
to end her misery and get an education.
Teaching herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks was the first step,
ploughing through a series of obstacles, prejudices and gender inequalities was the next.
Purpose-driven and intent on making something of her life, Sarifa found a secret formula that
helped end her suffering and transform her thinking and her life forever.
Sarifa’s inspiring story of struggle and triumph will help anyone face and overcome their
obstacles in life with a new sense of passion, purpose and grace. Never has there been a better
time to learn how to Love Your Obstacles.