mary-wanjiru

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother to one daughter. I had an experience of working elsewhere but was not fulfilling…Something was missing in my heart and life. I needed a place to grow, pour out my passion, abilities and skills. I desired God using me to serve others in my society.

In 2010, a door opened for me in Tumaini Kwa Watoto. Here, I was introduced to children on the streets… My first experience was scary, shocking and did not leave me the same. I have lived in my society since birth but had never bothered caring about what goes on, in our streets. Actually, I had a preconceived image of how awful children on the streets are and why I should never give them an opportunity to talk to me.  I never understood why any child would live at the complete mercy of the streets… Most cut off from their families and must struggle to survive, many exposed to multiple dangers of malnutrition, health problems, violence, sexual exploitation, drug abuse, physical abuse and psychological pressure.

Nonetheless most of them had and still have genuine cases that needed to be listened to. I had to be part of the solution. Tumaini Kwa Watoto gave me this opportunity as a ray of hope which means focusing on one child at a time, restoring them into a secure family. I have also grown to know myself; discovering this huge heart that wants the best for others. I now live to serve, and this brings me great fulfillment.

Six year later it’s still invigorating. It’s my motivation every day…

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