My journey from a street child to a beautician

Mary Njoki, 27, grew up in Nairobi streets and Mathare slums. The mother of two is now a beauty graduate courtesy of Linton’s Foundation scholarship and Zero Street Kids Initiative. She graduated from Linton's College of Beauty on Friday 29th October 2021. Photo | Pool


What you need to know:

  • Mary Njoki, 27, grew up on the streets and Mathare slums. The mother of two is now a beauty graduate courtesy of a scholarship from Linton's Foundation and Zero Street Child Initiative
  • She graduated from Linton's College of Beauty this October and is excited about her future

"My life began in Mathare where I was born. Life took a tragic turn when my father passed away when I was seven, and with no one to support our family, I found myself on the streets. 

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