Kind Rongai Landlady Inspires Kenyans with Old Photo Living in Streets with Daughter: “Don’t Give Up”
Martha Wanjiru, the hostess of rongai, who broke into the spotlight after giving up January rents for tenants, inspired many after sharing photo from her humble past.
Marta Vanjirou reveals that she was homeless
On Monday, January 16, Vanjira posted an old photo from the time she lived in Nairobi streets with a daughter.
Program image, posted on her motivational Facebook page, dubbed Sister She, depicted a homeless mother and daughter next to an old vehicle.
Earlier, Wanjirou revealed that she was on the streets after becoming pregnant at the age of 17 and was forced to leave her home.
“I had to take care of myself. I had nowhere to go, so I found myself on the streets for about five months selling cockroach insecticide to make ends meet,” she said.
Second image portrayed Wanjira and her all-growing glowing daughter while visiting the fair abroad. The duo looked unrecognizable compared to the first image, and the mistress of the dwelling urged her followers not to give up hope.
“Do you want to give up? Please don't do that. first photo was captured many years ago when I was forced to leave home after becoming pregnant at 17 years old.
I was homeless and lived with my daughter on the streets of Nairobi. It was one of the lowest moments of my life.”
Despite the challenges she faced, Wanjirou said she never gave up hope and faith in God.
“Second image is proof that dreams come true if you keep going. Trust yourself, you got it!”
Kenyans were inspired by the astonishing transformation, and responded by writing:
“There is a God of another chance. Be blessed.”
“Powerful! It's so inspiring.”
“Don't give up until we reach our goals.” – Oscar Wilde
“May God be called God, from grass to grace.”