Fans of Sulwe FM on Tuesday came to the rescue of an elderly man in Maliki Village, Tongaren Sub-County, whose house has been leaking profusely during the rain season.
Mzee Benson Auto, who is partially paralised and has been living in a ragged house with eight of his children, has reportedly been living in such poor conditions, spending nights in the cold.
But luck came when the 52 year-old’s wife, Mama Conjesta Nasambu, joined the Baari Salams Club founded by ardent listeners of Sulwe FM, a sister station to Radio Citizen.
According to Mama Nasambu, the fans considered the state of her family house and that of her husband and came up with the initiative of giving the home a better roofing.
“Since I joined the Bahari Salams club, the members have been so good to us, donating iron sheets and nails to upgrade our house,” she said during the handing over of the materials.
The wife also acknowledged the amazing support of other Sulwe FM groups that have also joined hands to help her and other families with such a problem.
Bahari Salams Club Chairman Mr. Moses Mamai thanked the members for showing petals of humanity to the family, pledging to ensure that the family sleeps in better condition.
“Being neighbours to this family, we know the challenges they go through. We have managed to do what we could but still there’s work to do,” said Mamai.
Muriel Wabuke, a member, also insisted on the need to help the family, urging for unity from other Sulwe groups to consider the family.
The members also asked the local leaders to join the fans in supporting the needy family, saying no umans should be living under such sorry environment.
“We are not enough to do everything but we urge local leadership among them, Milima ward MCA Elvis Abuka to support this family,” said Barsil Wafula, a member.
Group’s Organising Secretary Jackson Khaoya vowed to rally for more support to easy the pressure.
Radio stations have played a big role in the society, bringing together various self-help groups that have provided socio-economic empowerment to each other.