“God wiped my tears” – Former house help says as she shares photos of house she built

Deborah Odari, a former house assistant, published pictures of the home she built in Mumias, Kakamega county, Kenya.

She described her journey from working as a house help to finally acquiring a house, which she called her “small palace” in an interview with TUKO.co.ke.

Deborah described how she struggled to make ends meet by hawking in the city and working as a housekeeper for her cousin.

“At Ongata Rongai, I assisted my cousin as her housegirl. I worked as a hawker for two months. Before going back to Kayole, I chose to work as a house girl at Kariobangi, where I also received a salary and my secretarial certificate “She spoke.

Deborah later enrolled in an early childhood development education diploma program.

I later joined Bridge International Academies and did a diploma in ECDE part-time at Halisi College Kayole. 

She was eventually employed by the county government, marking a change in her fortunes.

“The invisible and visible scars God healed. He wiped my tears and he’s steering me to my destiny. It’s God. God bless my friends.”

Deborah further disclosed that she baked brick with her brother to build the house.

“I sold extra bricks to buy sand and ballast. For the windows and grills I bought the materislas and my cousin Andrew made it,”

Deborah said that she spent KSh 190,000 on the iron sheets and built the house in bits together with her husband. 

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