People living with disability (PWDs) in Gucha Sub County in Kisii County have received amenities from the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK) at Deputy County Commissioner’s office grounds in Gucha.
The beneficiaries today received packages of welding machines, horse pipes, wheelbarrows, leather tool kits, knitting machines with singer(s), white cane and salon equipment to empower them financially.
Speaking at the event, the NFDK Programs Officer Alan Okeyo told the beneficiaries that there was a need for them to be good ambassadors of the program and not sell the items given to them but instead use them to empower both in mobility and economically.
“There were so many applicants for these items from all over the country but you are lucky because you are among the first people to receive the assistance. I am advising you to even look for more help from other organizations like the National Council for People with Disabilities,” Okeyo said.
The Sub County Assistant County Commissioner Grace Naserian urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the items received for their own good.
“There is an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in this region and I urge you to keep the health protocols put into place as you go about your business,” added Naserian. Sub-County Social Development Officer Lilian Mong’ina who was also present at the event told the beneficiaries that they should visit their location offices to easily seek services.
The Sub County Chairperson for the Disabled Charles Osoro urged people living with disability to make good use of the items given to them.
“In the previous allocation I received a welding machine that has helped me educate my children and even build a house for my family,” Osoro expressed.
Seventeen PWDs in the sub county benefitted from the donation.
By Misheba Alfred