Charities donate food to 2,000 households in arid areas
At least 46 schools and 2,000 needy households from drought-stricken parts of Meru, Isiolo and Samburu counties yesterday received food aid through a partnership between members of the Rotary Club of Isiolo, the Rotary Club of Nairobi, The Village Trust (TVT) and the Chandaria Foundation.
Six of the schools are in Isiolo, six in Samburu while 34 are in Meru County.
The 46 Schools have a population of close to 20,000 learners. The targeted households are in Kandebene in Meru county, Kilimani in Isiolo County and Archers’ Post in Samburu.
Team leader of the Rotary Club of Nairobi and Chandaria Foundation Nelson Mburu said the intervention will ensure candidates in the areas comfortably sit national examinations scheduled to begin next week.
Mburu (pictured) called on Kenyans who are capable to take the challenge of feeding one or two families even for a day, noting that the gesture would go a long way to make a difference in the lives of the needy households.
Sarah Kilemi from The Village Trust called for sustainable interventions to cushion people from the cycle of famine, through building of dams to harvest rain water and drilling of boreholes for food production .
Madina Abdi from the Rotary Club of Isiolo, who is in charge of public relations, lauded the Chandaria Foundation, the Rotary Club of Nairobi and The Village Trust for heeding to their call to donate.
Lolo Lelenguya, a beneficiary from Samburu County said that most of the families in the area had experienced massive losses due to death of livestock