Take heart, that pregnancy is a blessing

By Verah Okeyo

telling the stories
Sandra Ruong’o is a woman at peace with herself and the world around her: she laughs easily, an engaging laugh that makes you want to join in.

We find her in an apron at her parent’s restaurant, Summerworld, in Bondo, Kisumu, where she is the only one trusted to prepare a special fish dish for the weekend patrons. As she rubs her hands to get rid of the flour on her hands, a small girl unsteadily bursts out of the kitchen and launches herself into her arms.

Looking at mother and daughter, it is easy to see the loving bond between them. Marianna is one-and-a-half years old, and the driving force behind her mother’s determination to succeed in everything she does.

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