I have this friend who I love like a brother. A few months ago, I asked him how business was doing and he told me that he was making a kill in sportspesa. I found it weird but I know better, so I avoided inquiring further. Two months ago, the guy called me asking asking for a soft loan of 100k. I did not have the cash that weekend because the ATM cant dispense above 30k, so I just loaned him 30k. He was to pay me back in one week but that never happened. When I confronted him, he told me that he had some money problems and that he would pay me as soon as he sold his land. We all know that land is hard to sell, so after two weeks, he was selling the land for a song. I bought his land minus the 30k he owed me. Today, I was scrolling through OLX only to see his car advertised, a toyota Crown. I called him and he informed me that he had sold the car already. A friend also told me he had shifted to a cheaper estate. I asked him about his sportpesa business, and he said he has some "serious" bets lined up this week. Even worse, his wife is expecting a child soon. I know it's none of my business, but as a friend I am seriously concerned because it is not my joy to see a friend slide into poverty. Sportpesa/gambling is an animal that eats slowly but surely. I dont know how to help him without invading his privacy.