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HOPE FOR JOHN – His amazing journey to success

This is John Otinga. Several years ago, John was routinely sent home from high school, unable to pay fees, dejected and in tears. He knew he would be hungry at home for there was no food. Desperate to return to high school, he would sneak back and hide in the dorms until his mum could provide a few coins to allow him back to class for a few more days. This cycle continued until Matanya’s Hope discovered John. We sent him to college where he studied culinary arts. John studied with all of his heart.

Interviews uncovered amazing talent and promise in this young man. Out of hundreds of applicants, John was selected to work for a large hotel in The UAE. He continues to display a great work ethic and a heart filled with thanksgiving. This once dejected boy celebrates his promotion to management level at one of the world’s top hotel chains today!


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Michelle Stark
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