Joy as Woman who Had Gone Viral for Pushing Jerrycans on the Street with Handcart Gets Help from Strangers

Joy as Woman who Had Gone Viral for Pushing Jerrycans on the Street with Handcart Gets Help from Strangers

  • A photo of a hardworking woman pushing a handcart laden with jerrycans went viral and touched many people on social media
  • A philanthropist named Wanja Mwaura rallied support for the woman identified as Everlyn Ndinyuka, and well-wishers paid her rent
  • Ndinyuka lives with two orphans, and she dreams of opening a water refilling point or cereals shop

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Wellwishers have come to the aid of a Nairobi woman who was photographed pushing a handcart.

Philanthropist Wanja Mwaura first highlighted the story of the woman identified as Everlyn Ndinyuka on June 10, 2021.

Nairobi woman pushing mkokoteni
Everlyn Ndinyuka was photographed pushing a mkokoteni, and well-wishers stepped in to help her. Photos: Wanja Mwaura.
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Via Facebook, Wanja called for help locating the woman spotted carrying jerrycans of water in handcart in Dagoretti in Kenya.

Wanja managed to track down the woman down, and on June 14, she visited her alongside some well-wishers.

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According to Wanja, Ndinyuka lives in a single room with five children. Two of them are her late sister’s kids, and one is her nephew.

During the visit, the well-wishers learned that pulling the handcart has taken a toll on Ndinyuka's body.

Wanja wrote:

“The tough work has weakened her body. As a result, she has severe pain in the back and legs."

Wanja further divulged that Ndinyuka’s dream is to open a cereals shop or a water refilling point.

The philanthropist stated:

“It is not her wish to be pulling this cart, but circumstances forced her to do this. She would love to stop pulling this cart given a chance."

Wanja called on Kenyans of goodwill to come together and help Ndinyuka realise her dream.

She explained:

“Let us make her life easier n better for the sake of those children who are depending on her."


Wanja further revealed that during the visit to Ndinyuka’a place, they managed to pay three months’ rent for her.

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They also donated foodstuff to the hardworking woman. Wanja then rallied for more donations for Ndinyuka, popularly known as mama Denno, writing:

“Let's do this, guys, let's open that shop. I stand with mama Denno. Mpesa paybill 891300, account 47894.”

Netizens reacted to her post by writing:

Winnie Wairimu:

"Just made my donation. She reminds me of the odd jobs my late mum used to do."

Mary Mwangi:

"A water refilling shop is perfect it's in her line of work."

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Lady who took job search to the street gets one

Meanwhile, previously reported that the female graduate who had hit the street with cardboard in search of a job finally got one.

The Master's degree holder in marketing communications on Tuesday, April 20 shared an office photo as she wore a smile.

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Praise who holds a B.Sc in mass communication said some companies reached out to her after her story went viral. She however did not mention the particular company that employed her.

The elated lady went on to appreciate everyone who in one way or the other contributed to making her desperate move viral.


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