John the Barber

This young man, John Maina, was cast onto the streets of an African slum when he was five years old. How did he survive? How did he overcome incredible hardships to lift himself out of poverty? How did I meet him and how did he change my life? John’s hardscrabble life and our relationship is captured in my forthcoming book, Hope and a Future: Life, Survival and Renewal on the Streets of an African Slum.