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Youth, car owners donate food to the needy

A group of youth from Great Hearts Foundation and Nissan Tiida car owners’ association made donations to the Kithyoko-based Mercy Servants of the Poor home in Kithyoko, Masinga, Kitui county.

The facility has been helping the homeless and helpless persons in society who are abandoned by their loved ones due to critical medical conditions.

The group of youth led by their chair Tabby Mwongela made donations comprising foodstuff and laundry items.

“We have been here countless times as the facility is in dire need of support. We visit after every three months,” said Ms. Mwongela.

Tabby said her group has over 80 members who contribute towards the needy adding doors are open for more members.

The youth also washed clothes for the needy persons housed in the home as part of the services they offer after every three months.

“Most of us do informal jobs in Nairobi and we contribute towards buying foodstuffs and we urge people of goodwill to step in and extend a helping hand.

The Nissan Tiida car owner’s association on their side made similar donations and offered to do more at the home, after getting the specific needs from sister Mary Musembi who runs the home.

Bernard Musyimi who is the secretary of the association in Kenya said members of the group were touched by the services being offered at the home.

“Today we’ve come with support in form of food supplies and we’re still going to support her through financial donations which will be deposited in their account to sort few monetary issues.”

“Our members will deliberate more on the areas they can intervene to aid in serving the extremely needy cases in the home,” he added

Sr. Mary Musembi who runs the Mercy Servants of the poor home, could not hide her gratitude after the kind gesture from the two groups. Speaking with KNA she said that the home for the needy consist of people who need help from the community and well-wishers.

“Here we take care of people who have been abandoned by their families due to their condition. 70 percent of them are bedridden, 60 percent are in diapers and others cannot tell their names or origin”

Sr. Mary explained that the home for the needy helps people who have suffered social rejection. She added that the home welcomes people of all ages and they have no age limit.

“The home also houses people who have critical medical conditions such as cerebral palsy and multiple congenital malformations and most of them are prone to recurrent pneumonia, “she said.

She thanked the groups for their generosity and prayed for God’s blessings to be upon them in their daily endeavors. She also urged other people and organisations to help the needy.

She lauded the Media for always giving her space noting this has enabled many well-wishers to extend their support.

By Charles Matacho and Dominic Kavala 

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