- The story of Winfred Mwende shows how Kenyans are good people
- Recently, Kenyans on Glam my Home Facebook page came to the rescue of Mwende, who was sleeping on the floor
- Mwende shared pictures of her humble house on the page, where people post photos of their humble beginnings and after they make it in life to encourage one another
- Her post went viral, and as we speak, her house has transformed, and she sleeps on a comfortable bed
- Mwende is looking forward to moving to a bigger house to accommodate her family and hopes to find a job once she delivers her secondborn in August
Winfred Mwende is a happy woman. The single mother of one, who is heavily pregnant with her second child, has wowed Kenyans again after showing off her furnished bedsitter days after posting photos of her humble house and bedding on popular Facebook group Glam my Home.
Mwende shared the pictures on the page, where people post photos of their humble beginnings and after they make it in life to encourage one another.
The mother of one was sleeping on the floor after leaving a toxic marriage early this year when she shared the photos.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Mwende revealed that she borrowed a friend's phone to take the photos, and after posting, the post went viral. Members of the group supported her, and some even offered to pay her rent.
"I was very depressed at that time. I used to pray that we (my child and I) would die in our sleep."
The 26-year-old mum narrated how people she hoped would support her deserted her in time of need. Her baby daddy, cousins and friends turned their backs on her.
"In the eyes of many, he was providing, but he was emotionally unavailable, demeaned me. He was basically a narcissist," Mwende said.
She said she is still healing.
Mwende, an orphan raised by a single mum, said she is working on creating a home where she can live with her younger sister in a children's home.
The heavily pregnant mother revealed that her husband walked out on her in August 2020 and continued to pay her rent, but in January this year, he told her he couldn't pay her rent anymore. She had no option but moved out and went to stay with a cousin in Thika, but after a few weeks, she was thrown out.
The soft-spoken mother said she was forced to start her own life, and luckily she was given a mattress by a friend and used to sleep on the floor.
Mwende said life has been good ever since she walked out of the toxic marriage, and she is at peace. She thanked Kenyans for helping her.
"Words cannot express how grateful I am to Kenyans. After posting the photos, some people said I was a con, but majority helped me," she said.
"May their cups overflow. I am humbled. I never even thought I would ever use cooking gas in my life"
Mwende is looking forward to moving to a bigger house to accommodate her family and hopes to find a job once she delivers her secondborn in August.
In a previous interview with YEN.com.gh, Mwende said that besides the household items, she also received financial donations, job offers that she will hopefully get after giving birth, and other goodies.
"At least now we can sleep on a bed which is much warmer than on the floor. Also, I am yet to receive a tabletop cooker from Cool Star Refrigerators Malindi; it's on the way. Now I have hopes to set up a small salon from the few who sent me M-Pesa. There's progress from where I was," she said.