A heart warming story from Kenya came to light. That is the story of the transformation of Patrick Hinga. This man lost it all. He was homeless and a severe drug-addict.
The day is life was about to turn around, was the day his old classmate, Wanja Mwaura, found him in the streets.
Patrick had multiple drug problems over the years and his mother did not know how to handle it. She decided to send him to a mental hospital from where he ran away multi times. He would always go back there until he decided one day to run off for good. He started to roam the streets of Nairobi, disheveled and out of control, getting drugs wherever he could.
His mother still tried to help him by bringing him food.
This continued until the day Wanja met him in the streets and started talking to him. Patrick expressed he wanted to turn his life around. Wanja promptly checked him into a rehab center and found support and donations for Patrick’s treatment through social media. She also gave Patrick something to focus on after his recovery, helping him begin his own business, a shop called ‘Hinga’s Store.’
It’s incredible to see the kind hardheartedness of Wanja and the mental strength of Patrick. He still prays every day to god, not to be pulled back to drugs. “I feel like a new man”, he said.