COVID-19  Kenya Project #49571

ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE

by Woman's Hope
ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE
ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE
ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE
ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE
ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE
ADOPT A FAMILY FOOD DRIVE
An old man and his granchildren.
An old man and his granchildren.

It is now 2 years since we launched the Adopt a Family inititative, and over 1000 families have benefited from the program. With things easing out on Covid 19 many households are able to fend for themselves, as much as the high inflation rates tend to drag them down.

We have been running food drives to keep on supporting eldrely person, orphans and the sick in the locals slums we work in. We vivit the slums every two weeks to check on our beneficiaries and donate to them foodstuffs and items donated by well wishers.  Beyond the food support, we have been assisting granchildren who live with their vulnerable grandparents have access to education.

We are thankful to the local church that has supported our initiative. They donated to the kitty to aid the GBV survivors who live in our Hope Shelter. They also benefit from the food kitty as it can be tasking to feed all the families housed at our center.

Through our other Safe shelter fundraiser we hope to create sustainability by having our own farm where we will grow our food produce. This will not only aid our food kitty but we plan to also teach many of the beneficiaries how to grow their own food in order to make them self reliant.

We continue to appeal to well wishers to join us in our noble cause. Touch a heart today and give to an orphan, sick or elderly  person.

 

Women guild members who donated to our food kitty
Women guild members who donated to our food kitty
Donated food
Donated food
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Safaricom handing over donations to our director
Safaricom handing over donations to our director

The local economy is still at a low, struggling to recover even as the prices of different commodities conitnue to hit a never seen before high. Despite the reduced restrictions that has allowed many to resume with their livelihoods, the economy has hard hit many homes since the income fails to meet the infalted prices.

At the moment, we have been keen on catering more for the elderly, sick and orphaned. It has been a challenge for a while seeing that the number of donations has drastically gone down. This effect could also be seen at the safe house as it has not been easy to feed the families housed at the centre.

As per her tradition, our director spent her birthday at the beginning of the year giving back. This time, she decided to put a smile on the faces of aged grandmothers and girls at Gataka Market (an urban slum), by sharing a meal and celebrating with them for her birthday. We have been running donation drives throught the year, the latest one being over the valentine's season.

Recently, we were fortunate enough to partner with the largest telecommunications company in Kenya, Safaricom; who donated foodstuffs to us. This will not only serve to provide for the families housed in the shelter, but also in extension to vulnerable persons in the community. We look forward to a lasting relationship with them with a view of benefiting vulnerable persons at large.

In line with providing the people wit stable livelihoods, we have partnered with the Lions Club Denmark to provide caregiving to women and girls, as well as assurance of employment once the course is completed

We continue to appel for more well wishers to support our nobal course. Touch a heart today and give hope to an orphan, a sick person or an abandoned elderly person. 

Our director with one of the grandmothers
Our director with one of the grandmothers
Young girls prepare food for the celebration
Young girls prepare food for the celebration
Foodstuff donated by Safaricom
Foodstuff donated by Safaricom
Trainees receive donations on behalf of the center
Trainees receive donations on behalf of the center
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Our director receives food donations
Our director receives food donations

It has been over an year since we launched our 'Adopt A  Family' initiative. The project has impacted very many families who have been hard hit by covid 19. Part of the food proceeds from  the project go to feeding the many families housed in our safe house.

We are greatful for the growing support to our projects. We have been receiving support in form of food and monetary support. We are happy to be getting into a patnership with the biggest telecommunication companyt locally. Their support will go to feeding over 200 families this December.

We do realize that just donating food to this families does not create a lasting solution as they will always be in need of more donations. In a bid to creating a lasting solution, we have patnered with well wishers who will take a group of vulnerable girls through a 4 weeks skills training workshop. This will enable them to get proper employment that will enable them to support their families.

On behalf of our beneficiaries we are thanful to all our donors and well wishers for all your support.

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Charity hike pose with Inter Nations members
Charity hike pose with Inter Nations members

It has been an year since the launch of the 'ADOPT A FAMILY' intitative and many people have benefited from the same. Each week sees a rise in the number of people coming to us in need of assistance hence increasing the need  for funding.

Our local economy is currently struggling due to the pandemic and as such many people in slums can hardly find a source of income to sustain them. There has been even higher cases of abandoned families/ children as well as sick persons and the elderly. Many children are finding it hard to resume school even with them being re opned due to their economic status, or just the basic lack of food at home.

To mark Easter celebrations this year, we organized a charity hike to fundraise towards our cause. We were joined by many well wishers and some members of Internations for a successful event, whose impact was feedind several families for a couple of weeks.

This coming weekend, we will be hosting a Food Bank Drive with a twist. This will be a 'Zumba Boot Camp' whose necessated entrace requirment will be dry food donations of any kind.

We are highly grateful and wish blessings upon the many well wishers who have been touched by our work and have been supporting many struggling families through us by food and in cash donations. They and you our supporters here at GlobalGiving are the reason many struggling families in our local slums have a reason to wake up and look forward to a brighter tomorrow. After all, a weak body can hardly accomplish anything.

We hope that you will continue working with us for our fellow people.

Well wishers doing the  Food Charity Hike.
Well wishers doing the Food Charity Hike.
The charity hike food drive poster
The charity hike food drive poster
The Food Bank Drive/ Zumba Boot Camp poster
The Food Bank Drive/ Zumba Boot Camp poster
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An elderly woman receives a food pack at her home
An elderly woman receives a food pack at her home

  

With the onset of the pandemic last year, many people lost their jobs and sole means of livelihood. Many slum dwellers are dependent on casual jobs that pay on a daily basis. Owing to their congested and mostly un hygienic living spaces, many employers shied away from employing them due to fear of infection, even as the cases begun to level out. This led to many slum/ low income families losing hope. The sick and elderly were abandoned while teen pregnancies escalated, as many young girls traded sex for basic needs. As a firm believer of helping all those in need, we decided to step up to the challenge at hand.

 We launched our ‘Adopt a Family’ initiative, in a bid to feed this families who had lost all hope. Initially, we solely depended on friends and a few well wishers to donate food items that we would then distribute to the local slums. With time, our noble work was noticed and we had the honor of partnering with the Communications Authority of Kenya, with whom we successfully launched the initiative. We are grateful to have received a kick start donation for them that was enough to feed 200 families of about 5-8 persons for the period of a month. We are also grateful to all our supporters and well-wishers.

 We distribute any donations received on a fortnight basis. We have social workers in the community who take tallies of the families in need, while keeping a database of those who received donations last and who is due to next. We take special concern to the sick, elderly and orphaned children. Some of the donations also goes to feeding the over 30 women(victims of gender based violence) and their families that are being sheltered in our safe house.Every food pack donated also contains re-usable masks and sanitizers to ensure they keep safe from Covid-19.

 Besides offering these distributions, we strive to mentor them on ways they can also make money in this tough times. We have trained some women on how to make affordable masks and bags, among other things.

 Our work can never be finished and we strive to reach more lives. We appeal to you to join us in touching and impacting more lifes today..

The lady has a breast growth needing treatment.
The lady has a breast growth needing treatment.
A grandfather and his orphaned grandchildren.
A grandfather and his orphaned grandchildren.
A grandma burdened with raising her grandchildren.
A grandma burdened with raising her grandchildren.
Preparing food packs for distribution.
Preparing food packs for distribution.
Ready for distribution (bottles contain sanitizer)
Ready for distribution (bottles contain sanitizer)
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Woman's Hope

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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consolata waithaka
Nairobi, Kenya
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