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About Me:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!

I am visiting Kenya, from Fairfax, in Virginia, USA.

I am staying in local hotel in town.

When in the Hotel, I met a young woman (she works in the house keeping department at this hotel and earns peanuts, monthly). We got to talking, as she had my room cleaned.

She is a high school graduate and a single mother. She had good grades to go to University. Unluckily, she got pregnant immediately after high school and the guy who got her pregnant took off and married someone else.
The poor girl was emotionally broken.
Even though she was qualified to attend University, and in Kenya that is not a mean accomplishment, she has spent the last ten (10) years feeling sorry for herself and emotionally bashing and blaming herself for the pregnancy error.
Whereas I do not know her from Adam, her plight and her wasted intelligence touched me deeply and I felt sorry for her.

After talking to her several times, I convinced her to find a way to enter university, at mature age-she is 31 years old, to enable her to take better care of herself and of her nine (9) years old son.

She agreed and she has, now, been admit

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Auma's picture

Inspiring!

Thank you,Muhota for sharing this inspiring story.It is unfortunate that many people are not able to realize their dreams like this young woman.Your encouragement gave her new hope,that will finally lead to a great change!

I would also like to invite you to the Jambo Kenya Cafe http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/1474 .I am sure you will inspire us here and also share views on how to address the many issues that affect us locally and internationally.

Karibu!

Best regards,
Leah.

Rebecca Snavely's picture

connection

I could picture this story unfolding as you told it. I imagine it meant a great deal to this woman to have someone she'd just met believe in her so deeply, to see past her circumstances and her own emotional walls to the real person inside. I wanted to thank you for being such an open person to be present for her in this way, to encourage her to pursue her dreams. I'm inspired and reminded to stay open to everyone I meet. We have no idea what their story is, if we would only just take the time to listen.

Thank you for sharing this to encourage us all.

Rebecca

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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