Despite the hardships, Leah Mugure Mburu never gave up hope, and one day she met a man on the street who changed her life completely.
Leah Mugure Mburu had big dreams for her future but she didn't know if they would ever come true. Although Mburu was the fourth of ten kids, her father would always encourage them to excel in their studies and leave the worrying to him. That's exactly what she did as she continued hoping that one day she would get to leave Kenya and move to a different country for a better life. Unfortunately, her dad passed away when she was just 12, and the family struggled. Despite the hardships, she never gave up hope and completed her college education before moving to the country's capital, Nairobi, to do something fruitful with her life.
In Nairobi, Mburu shared a small apartment with her friend Shiro. For two years they struggled to live in an expensive city. There were days when Mburu would have no money and her neighbor George would give them maize and beans so they didn't starve. Shiro eventually gave up and moved back home but not Mburu, who continued struggling and asking herself to "hold on, there is something good coming." Finally, she got a job in sales where she would go out on the streets and sell different kinds of stuff. "We used to have a week where we had socks, we had a week where we had trays, we had different types of household stuff," recalled Mburu on her YouTube channel.
Then one day in 2006, on the streets of Nairobi, she came across a man named Brian who changed her life forever, reports Jalango TV. "I don't know your second name," noted Mburu, as she hoped that this video would somehow reach the man. "I don't even know how to get to you. But I believe this video might be shared as wide as a bushfire and you'll get to know that I'm looking for you." She continued, "For you to know what the Lord did in my life after that what you did on this particular day." While passing by with a friend, the man named Brian noticed Mburu and said, "There is no way such a beautiful girl can sell socks on the street. This I refuse."
Mburu, who happened to know Lou, struck up a conversation with him. When asked why she was selling socks on the street, she revealed that there was no other job that was available at that point and that she was in dire need of money. Brian clearly told her that she wouldn't go far in life if she was stuck selling socks on the streets. Then he asked Mburu and her friend Mary to accompany him to the Treasury building, where he introduced them to his friends and asked everyone to buy one or two pairs of socks from them. Next, he revealed that he had just returned to Nairobi after studying law in India and asked if she was interested to move to Germany.
Understandably, the young woman had reservations about the big move but Brian told her about an exchange program that allowed a foreign youngster to live with a family, take care of their kids and housework, and in return get the opportunity of attending evening classes. After hearing the possibilities, Mburu was all in for the program. At that time the program charged were 20,000 Kenya shillings and Brian paid the sum on her behalf. But first, she had to learn German and Brian helped her with that as well. He gave her money to buy books and attend classes to learn the new language.
Lauding Brian, Mburu also noted that he was a real gentleman who respected her and never made her feel uncomfortable or demanded anything in exchange for his help. Determined to achieve her dreams, Mburu completed her course, the immigration paperwork, and finally received her visa in two months. Today, she is living her best life. Mburu has a loving husband, two kids, and a booming catering business, which is credits to the man she met on the streets years ago. She feels blessed to have met a man who took a leap of faith and helped her get a good life.
Back then she did not have a mobile phone so she lost contact with Brian but she wishes to meet the man again who change her life and celebrate with him. All I know is that "He was Brian, he was Luo, he had come from India, he studied law, and he was...waiting for his paperwork to go through for him to work in court in Kenya." She urged, "If you know somebody called Brian who has studied law... [has] dark complexion, and [is] bald...let him know there is somebody looking for him."
Cover Image Source: YouTube | Leah The Dreamchaser