Pastor Rose Rugendo runs the Taita Taveta Christian Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre in Voi Town.
Her work made headlines in July 2020 when she donated her home to shelter drug addicts.
She stated that she was motivated to have her house converted into a rehab center after she incurred humongous bills while trying to help a family member seeking rehabilitation services from centers in Nairobi and Mombasa.
She further noted that she was heartened by parents who had to travel to Mombasa and Nairobi seeking the same service that cost them an arm and leg.
“There is no rehabilitation center in this county. I decided to give out my home to be used as one until such time that the committee managing the center will find land and build a center for people, especially the youth, battling addiction,” she stated.