An unemployed man known as Byago Donat has chosen to engage in street begging in a bid to make some money for the raising of his seven kids.
Life took a drastic turn for the single father when his wife upped and abandoned him with all their children, making it difficult for him to work for income.
Donat told Afrimax TV that he wants to use use the money he raises from begging for alms to take his children to school and also pay house rent.
According to the struggling man he would love to seek employment to cater for the kids, but being the only parents figure in their lives, he has to perform the duty of a mother to the minors, some of whom are still babies.
“I am a father of seven children. I had five before we got the last two who are twins. We spent a month and a half in the hospital and I came home with my wife. We spent another two and a half months together thereafter before she left,” Donat narrated to Afrimax.
He recounted how he returned from work one day only to meet his wife’s absence and till date seems to know her whereabouts.
“When I called her phone, it was off and I thought her battery had died. I started looking for her and went straight to the bus station hoping to reunite with her but people told me her bus had left,” he added.
He further revealed that the burden of combining child care with his work as a barber began to take a toll on his punctuality and productivity, hence his boss fired him because he has a no-tolerabce policy for lateness.
The father of 7 who feels dejected after losing the only source of income, noted that he had no other option than to start begging on the streets.