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Blind beggar reaches for her dreams, a shilling at a time – Nairobi News

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Saving money is one of the most ideal ways of raising capital for investments in the journey towards attaining financial freedom.

It is also easier said than done for most people … bar 48-year-old beggar Janet Mwaniki Githaka. Blind and destitute, the resident of Kiandutu slum has eked out a hard living through begging on the streets of Thika over the years and watching every single coin she earned.

Now, her thrift is beginning to bear fruit. She recently got a Sh100,000 loan through a local savings and credit co-operative (sacco) with which she used to buy a motorbike that she hopes will kick start her family’s journey towards financial freedom.

Ms Githaka is a mother of five and a high-school dropout. She has been a street beggar for most of her life, which is how she affords to cater for her family’s needs.

MET HER HUSBAND

After dropping out of Form Two due to lack of fees in 1991, Ms Githaka met her husband Joseph Mwaniki the following year and soon settled down.

She lost her eyesight after developing an illness in Class Three, she says, while her husband lost his in his teenage years. The couple fell to begging to feed their children and pay rent at the slum.

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Her favourite spot over the years has been outside Family Bank where two of her elder sons drop her off at 3pm everyday alongside her blind husband and pick them up in the evening at around 5pm when the younger children are about to get home from school.

She told Nation that she gets home before her husband to help the younger children with homework and prepare dinner.

“This has been our routine for years, two of our elder sons who are employed as bodaboda riders drop us and pick us every day because commuting in the traffic is a problem for both of us due to our blindness,” explained Ms Githaka.

In February last year, Ms Githaka heard of Angaza Sacco, an organisation that offers low-interest loans to people living with disabilities, and started saving a portion of her daily collections that range between Sh200 and Sh500 with them.

SH2K ON A GOOD DAY

During the weekends when her younger children are not in school, Ms Githaka is normally accompanied by her children to Nairobi to beg along the city streets where on a good day she goes home with Sh2,000.

Angaza Sacco director Mr Ngunjiri Nderitu said the organisation offers persons living with disabilities loans at a special interest rate of 0.5 per cent instead of the usual one per cent.

As the sacco handed the motorbike to her second-born son, 20-year-old Benson Mwaniki, Mr Ngunjiri said: “We hope that her son will make sufficient income to offset the loan. We have bigger plans for her. We want to see her acquire land and build a house after she is done settling her current loan.”

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New Bae? Sherlyne Anyango Gets Naughty With Mzungu In The States (Video)

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After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.

Love At First Sight?

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Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.

While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.

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”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”

In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;

  ”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”

Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.

Below is the video;


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Tips to help you get the perfect blazer Eve woman

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 Choosing a blazer is key as it can either break or make your outfit (Image: Pinterest)

 

When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.

Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:

 Always go for a colour that will pair well with most pieces in your closet (Image: Pinterest)

Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?

Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.

When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.

It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.

Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.

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 The design and texture of a blazer will play heavily on how good you look (Image: Pinterest)

A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.

There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.

Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.

Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.

Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.

 The longer the blazer, the more you can play around with your pieces (Image: Pinterest)

They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.

Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.

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Sewage Menace in Pipeline, Residents Cry For Help

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By Milo George

Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.

The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.

They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes.
“We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said.
Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage.
‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.


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