September 25, 2012
Empowering the Poor of Kenya
“[He] has raised the lowly to high places.”
— The Magnificat, Luke 1:52
It was January 1987, and Veronica Wambui Gateri had just turned 21, the threshold of her adult life. While many young people this age are brimming with possibility, the young Kenyan woman found herself on the brink of despair. Three months pregnant, with no husband and no means of supporting herself, she had decided to abort her baby. But a chance meeting with a Marianist brother would change that.
“It changed everything about my life,” says Veronica, now 40. “If I hadn’t met Brother Peter Daino, I wouldn’t be where I am today … and my son wouldn’t be alive.”