Rich House Poor House viewers are reduced to tears by story of a hard-working widow
A refugee mother of three who struggled to make ends meet after her husband’s death brought viewers to tears on Rich House, Poor House last night.
Kiptieu, who came to the UK to flee the war in Sierra Leone, lives in Abbey Wood, London, with his three children in a tiny two-bedroom apartment.
Her husband died two years ago and the mother of three admitted on the show that she had struggled financially after losing her job to Covid-19 in 2020, surviving on Â£ 70 a week.
She traded homes and budgets with businessman Adam Stott and his father Ian, of Essex, for the premiere of Channel 5’s new season of the Observation Series where struggling and wealthy families have a taste of how others live.
Adam, who made his fortune through several successful businesses and has a disposable income of Â£ 1,600 per week, took inspiration from Kiptieu’s story and offered to invest in a food delivery business with her. to help it bounce back.
Viewers were deeply moved by Kiptieu’s story and said both families were inspiring – saying Kiptieu deserved âall the success; and that Adam was “humble and caring.”
Sierra Leonean refugee mother of three, Kiptieu, from Abbey Wood, London, is raising her three daughters on her own after her husband died and admitted she had struggled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Her story, which aired on Rich House, Poor House, on Channel 5 last night, made viewers cry
Businessman Adam Stott, who lives in a four-bedroom mansion with his father Ian, left, struggled to live on Kiptieu’s weekly budget of Â£ 70
Kiptieu – who loves to cook – and his children were blown away by Adam’s four-bedroom mansion in Essex at the start of the exchange and enjoyed living in luxury during the exchange, making the most of his bath at whirlpool and his personal workouts. .
And Adam understood how difficult it must be for the widow to provide for her family when he and her father had to count their pennies to afford a takeout dinner of fish and chips.
It was a far cry from the glamor of Adam’s everyday life with the businessman admitting he lives on “Essex’s most expensive road,” in the show.
He explained that his job often sees him interviewing and hanging out with top celebrities, including John Travolta and Floyd Mayweather for the job.
Viewers were deeply moved by Kiptieu and Adam’s story, and some even requested a follow-up on the two families.
At the end of the experience, Adam and Kiptieu met to share their experiences. Moved by the story of the mother of three and her determination to provide for her daughters, Adam offered to start a food delivery business with her.
Kiptieu had tried to start the business herself but struggled with the workload and said the lack of money was heartbreaking as she couldn’t afford birthday presents for her children.
âWhen you focus on one area, you can go far,â he told her when they met.
He offered to take on the entire financial burden of their joint venture, which included branding and marketing.
Mother of three and daughters couldn’t believe Adam had a weekly disposable income of Â£ 1,600
Kiptieu admitted losing his job during the coronavirus pandemic left him on an even tighter budget
A relieved Kiptieu collapses as Adam’s business proposition moves him to tears after years of struggle.
The news delighted viewers, who praised both Kiptieu and Adam and said they wanted a follow-up on both families.
‘Kiptieu is such a wonderful human and mother. I love her ambition and the fact that she didn’t play the victim card but did so much for others with so little. I really hope she opens her business and succeeds – she deserves it, âsaid one.
âKipteu deserves all the success,â said another.
‘Kipteu is such an inspiration – I really hope Adam’s offer helps him achieve his goal. She deserves a little luck and a helping hand, she does so much for others. Would love to see a follow-up, âwrote another.
Adam offered to help with finances in a new food delivery business with Kiptieu to help him bounce back (home photo with Ian)
Adam lives with his father in their cozy mansion. The businessman travels the world and meets celebrities for his work, but has remained humble through it all
Kiptieu and his daughters were blown away by Adam’s four bedroom mansion, located on Essex’s most expensive road
“Adam and Ian are really nice people because they have no illusions about where they come from and are still humble and caring guys,” one congratulated.
“Adam Ian and Kiptieu, what a beautiful people, the show should be called Rich Heart Rich People, money can’t be bought well,” said one of them.
âBoth families are so genuine and respectful this week, the rich guy seems so grounded and the mom has done an amazing job raising her daughters,â another wrote.
‘Oh my God, Adam and Kipchu NEED their own TV show – blubbing. Two AMAZING families. Love them both in pieces – and please can Adam guide me, âsaid another fan.
Viewers praised Kiptieu, saying she deserved all success and Agam to be “grounded” and “humble”