A Cameroonian man, Kwoyela Derick, has finally found love after years of being rejected by women because of his height.
The 39-year-old, who works as a teacher, met his girlfriend, Kahboh Patience, 28, in January 2022 and they started dating.
Her character attracted me. She is perfect because she gives me maximum respect and she is God-fearing too,” he said.
He said their community is quite intolerant to people with height defect like him, and most people don’t associate with him, talk less of marrying him.
According to him, Patience has received several negative comments from naysayers, including her friends, for her decision to marry him.
“One of our biggest obstacles was when we were planning to get married. Her friends and some people close to her were complaining and asking why she is getting married to short man like me,” Derick said.
Despite the criticisms and stereotyping, the couple have weathered all the storms together and are planning to get married.
“I have promised to take good care of my wife. I want our story to be an inspiration to everyone, including those who have lost hope in love. There is a chance and someone special for us all,” he said.
Their traditional wedding has been slated for April 6, 2023, in Bali Nyonga, while the white wedding ceremony has been fixed on April 8 in Bamenda.
On her part, Patience who is a seamstress by profession, said she is ready to stand by her man ‘for better and for worst.’
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