By SHADRACK NYAKOE
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed families to begging.
This is according to Asante Mzazi Foundation.
The Foundation is supporting street children, slum families and people affected by fistula.
It has called on the public to help Kenyans affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
The Foundations Director and founder Agnes Mwongera said the number of Kenyans seeking help from the organization has increased.
Speaking to Hot News, Mwongera said they have over 10,000 families in their feeding programs drawn from Nairobi, Narok, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties.
“Asante Mzazi Foundation is a registered NGO. It assists the vulnerable, less fortunate and the elderly in the society. We mentor the youths especially those in slums by having a face-to-face engagement during workshops and seminars. Our vision and mission are to change the world by inspiring the less fortunate. We help single mothers, children and the aged and encourage them to live a world without poverty,” she said.
Mwongera said the organization has been sourcing funds, foodstuffs, beddings and clothing from friends and well-wishers as they do not have consistent donors or sponsors.
“I have received countless calls, messages and mails from Kenyans unable to afford a meal. My appeal to the government, well-wishers and donors is to help us reach more vulnerable families,” she pleaded.
Last year, the organization was recognized as a charity group of the year after conducting youth workshops, women mentorships, donation of food and sanitary pads to women in streets and slums.