Lady Working as Maid in Qatar Builds House for Parents, Says she Spent N19.6m on Project

Lady Working as Maid in Qatar Builds House for Parents, Says she Spent N19.6m on Project

  • Mildred Bichanga travelled to Doha, Qatar, two years after completing her secondary school education
  • The 23-year-old had promised to build his parents a lovely home as a token of appreciation and to better their lives
  • The woman from Kisii said he started building the house in 2024 and only took her four months to finish it

A hardworking young lady has left many impressed with her inspiring story as she shows the fruits of her labour.

Young lady from Kisii Mildred Bachanga (l), build her parents a magnificent shelter (r).
Kisii woman Mildred Bichanga (l) built her parents a splendid house (r) in four months. Photo: Mildred Bichanga.
Source: UGC

Mildred Bichanga, the first of six children, said she had a tough childhood that catapulted her desire to improve her life and her parents'.

She did not want to better her life before her parents, who had endured a lot to care for the family.

When did Bichanga complete secondary education?

Speaking to Kenyan widely read media,, the 23-year-old said she has faced opposition from the first family, who don't want to see her family succeed.

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"They do not want to see us successful. That is one reason that pushes me daily. I promised my mother that I would make life easier and better for her. It was more about her, it was for her," she said.

After completing her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2019, Bichanga could not continue her studies because of the coronavirus pandemic.

When did Bichanga go to Qatar?

Two years later, she went to Qatar to work as a housekeeper in her pursuit of changing her family's life.

"Despite the challenges, I refused to give up whenever I remember the tough times at home. I promised my mother, and I was planning to keep it. I began building this year, and the house was done within four months. It is a three-bedroom house that cost me about KSh 1.7 million (N19,679,599.14), including furniture," Bichanga happily said.

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Do children need parents' blessings?

The mum of one from Kisii also encouraged the young people to care for their parents, especially when they are alive.

"To make it in life, you need your parents' blessings. What better way to do that than by making them happy? The blessings of parents go a long way," she said, adding that she did not inform her parents of the plans to begin building this year.

Lady built house for parents

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady who made it in life remembered her parents and built a beautiful bungalow for them.

After finishing the building with aluminum roofing sheets, she painted the house in a colour that matched the roof.


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