(MEDIA: Members of the community receive food aid from the Kimaeti Self Help Youth Group. PHOTO/COURTESY)
Members of the Kimaeti Youth Self Help Group on Thursday donated various food stuff to vulnerable families in Bumula Constituency, Bungoma, in efforts to cushion them during the pandemic.
The over over 120 families benefited from the donation pooled together from the youths even as the effects of the pandemic cause sabotage in the economy.
The event took place in Kimaeti ward, Nakhwana, Bitobo and Napara sub-locations.
Kimaeti Self Help Group was formed this year to tackle challenges facing the community among them the elderly prone to various ailments and low socio-economic status that can’t allow them afford a meal a day.
“We currently doing home-care for the seek and anti-jigger campaign programmes,” said Evans Juma, a Clinical officer and group’s Chairman – Health Department.
“We help students with fee challenges through online contribution and times of sickness.”
The group, according to the officer, has continuously been doing this programme since April this year.
Some of the group leaders include
Shila Mukhamia – Chair
Situma Edwin – Treasurer
Jennifer Wekesa – Secretary
Geoffrey Wangila – Communications
Colleta Lumbasi – Project Manager.
Members of the community have since hailed the youth group for the role they are playing in the society.
The Coronavirus pandemic has seen many youths come out of their comfort zone to stand with the community in terms of awareness, sensitization and support to the vulnerable, something that could probably change the perception on how the society view the the young generation.