Madam Minnie Wanyiri is the managing director at Canopy of Hope. She is a certified addiction counselor. Having come from a family that is prone to alcohol addiction, she got interested in understanding what causes addiction, treatment, and preventive measures. Indeed this topic is personal to her as she lost her husband to alcohol liver cirrhosis.
She started working in 2013 in the area of handling all kinds of addictions. Her interactions with the clients and the experience of working in different rehabilitation centers inspired her to found Canopy of Hope. Her aim was to address the gaps in the addiction field by combining both the twelve steps of alcoholic anonymous (AA), Minnesota module and the science of addiction, taking addiction treatment to the next level in Kenya.