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Nairobi: Woman pictured pushing heavy jerrycans using mkokoteni receives help

Kenyans of goodwill have come to the aid of a woman pictured pushing a Mkokoteni in Nairobi.

The woman identified as Evelyn Ndinyuka was brought to the public by philanthropist Wanja Mwaura on June 10 who explained about the woman problems.

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The woman in pictures and video shared by Wanja, could be seen effortlessly pushing a Mkokoteni full of jerrycans.

With only little known about her at that time, Wanja managed to find and visited her in her Dagoretti home on June 14.

Wanja disclosed that Ndinyuka live in a one room house with five children whom two are her late sister’s, and one is her nephew.

Wanja also noted pushing the handcart had affected Ndinyuka’s body.

“The tough work has weakened her body. As a result, she has severe pain in the back and legs,” Wanja said.

According to the philanthropist, the woman dreams of starting a water refilling station or a cereals shop but has no enough capital to kick start.

Wanja pleaded with Kenyans to join hands together and help one of their own.

“It is not her wish to be pulling this cart, but circumstances forced her to do this. She would love to stop pulling this cart given a chance.

“Let us make her life easier n better for the sake of those children who are depending on her,” Wanja wrote.

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The philanthropist left ta smile on the woman’s face in that day’s visit after paying her three months rent.

Wanja who donated foodstuff the strong mother of two urged kenyans to add more donations for her.

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“Let’s do this, guys, let’s open that shop. I stand with mama Denno. Mpesa paybill 891300, account 47894.”

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