47 kids each with different disabilities and confined to worn out wheelchairs understand well what it means to live under one roof supported by weak and mud walls.
But on Saturday, July 27, a ray of hope shone on their gloomy faces ending their 10 years characterised by evidently squalid living conditions in the outskirts of Eldoret.
The underprivileged children have known one Patrick as their only mother and father.
Patrick runs Jawabu Rehabilitation Centre which is situated in Kipkenyo area in Uasin Gishu county where he and wife have been offering special care to the orphans and vulnerable children.
"All the children were abandoned due to various disabilities but they have now grown. Others are in school. It has taken God's hand," he said.
Patrick's family said some of the kids were rescued from the streets while others had been abandoned by their own parents over disability.
He took them under his wings and made them feel at home through providing the much needed physiotherapy and buying medicines whenever they fell ill.
The plight of living in mud and worn-out iron structures spread far and wide reaching well wishers including Rotary clubs in Eldoret.
The group managed to finance construction of a five-bedroomed modern house.
Speaking during official unveiling, Patrick and wife recounted years of daily struggles even as they lauded well wishers.
"I am happy that God has heard our prayers from the polyethylene structure to the mud house and now to the permanent house," he remembered.
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