Meet Faith Wambui Mwangi, Mrs Gichia aka Mama Bingwa Finding Hope Against All Odds.




The Gichia's pose for a photo outside their residence in Thika.

Faith Wambui Mwangi is a wife and mother of two boys, the 26 year old entrepreneur, self-taught writer, motivational speaker and young mother opens up to us about her journey to parenthood, surviving a fatal accident and finding her life partner and how this changed her purpose in life.
She advises young couples to work towards cultivating friendship in their relationships before rushing into marriage there are no perfect partners in fact it is those imperfections that end up making your marriage a success. She reckons that the key to a successful marriage is working hard and staying determined.

She further advises all potential mothers  out there that  even though being a mum is an overwhelming sweet experience; people think that babies are born with manuals they are not!  That being a mother gives you a purpose in life many are the time you have to wake up early in the morning and sleep late in the night so as to provide for your family.
1.Did you grow up in Thika?
I was born and raised in Kiawarigi Village in Karatina, Nyeri County where I started my primary school, later on went to St. Bhakita Kiburia Girls in Kirinyaga. I ended up in Thika in pursuit for tertiary education at Mount Kenya University where I found love, that’s how I met my husband and now am a mother of two handsome baby boys.
2. What do you like about Thika Town? 
If I was to be reborn again I’d choose Thika as my birth place, there is something about this town that keeps me going, the people are warm and cheerful, the town despite being small it offers big opportunities for investors, in all sectors of the economy be it  education, real estate, transport and it has lots of recreational places to explore.
3. As the world marks International Mother Day tells how has it being a young mother?
My journey to parenthood hasn’t been that smooth, before I met my husband I had escaped death narrowly and survived from a tragic road accident along Juja Road in Nairobi. The grisly accident left me with serious injuries, I had fractured my pelvic joints and got admitted to hospital where I was bed ridden for a whole year, the doctors reckoned that with in that state I might have to take a while to recover, though the situation did not affect my chances of getting a child they warned me against pushing my luck and wait for a period of 5years until I had fully recovered. However God’s plans were contrary  I met my husband an year later after fully recovering from the accident we dated for a week one thing led to another and I was pregnant with my first born son.  Though I never carried him to full term due to my condition after surviving from the accident, we wanted him to be born during my birth day.  
For me motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened it has given me a purpose in life, whenever I look at my two boys Bingwa and Baraka I see God’s purpose they are the reason why I wake up and yearn to work harder, with the support of my husband of course we have to see to it that they get the best in life.
4. What would like to change about Thika? 

Thika town has some really old buildings I feel it is about time  the county government intervened and see to it some of these ancient buildings are spruced up. We need to move with times like the urban town we claim to be let’s have buildings that reflect the urban-ness it will attract investors                                                                                                                                                                      
And also there is a need for us to start a conversation on how to improve public recreational facilities such as Kristina Gardens where parents can take their families out during a weekend without being scared of being harassed by street kids and hawkers.
5.What three things would you say to sell Thika as a place is worth visiting?
Come to Thika and take a tour to our vast industries just like we used to study in Primary school Thika was an the hub for major factories, secondly experience the night life which is second to none this side of the country and finally we have the most hospitable people.
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