The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on many families in Kenya. As new measures took effect, a significant portion of the economy was forcibly shutdown to save lives and curb the spread. This inadvertently set the economy on a tailspin and many lost jobs and a source of livelihoods. Various efforts have been put in place to encourage giving and taking care of our brothers and sisters in need. Credit Bank’s main initiative contributed KES 3 million towards this cause.
Internally we were motivated to do more and we created an effort to give directly to people in need. The staff initiative raised over KES 150,000 which was used to purchase shopping vouchers to use in Children’s Homes.
This initiative targeted two homes i.e. Nyumba ya Tumaini Children’s Home and Missionaries of the Poor – Good Shepherd.
Nyumba Ya Tumaini is a registered residential Rescue Center for street children, located in Ongata Rongai, Nkoroi area, Kajiado North Sub County, Kenya. Nyumba Ya Tumaini started in June 2003 with the aim of rescuing street children, rehabilitating, reintegrating and re-socializing them back to their families or society as transformed and responsible persons.
This Home currently hosts 22 boys and supports a further 34 within their communities after successful reunification with their families.
Missionaries of the Poor mandates itself to taking care of the poorest of the poor. Established in 2007 they are currently taking care of 65 disabled and orphaned children that live in their Home (Good Shepherd Home). They further host 120 children from poor families in Ruai, Chokaa area, and provide free nursery level education. On the elderly side, they have 75 old men and women whom they provide for in their different needs.
Supporting these initiatives directly was a no-brainer for us especially during these challenging times. We paid these homes a visit and presented shopping vouchers to buy what they require.
Additionally, part of the funds raised will go toward supporting a disabled lady. We have purchased a wheelchair and put some funds aside to enable her to purchase food and other requirements.
We applaud our staff for championing this cause.
“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi.