NAIROBI, MAY 15, 2020 (CISA)-Consolata Missionaries in Kenya have developed a special Covid-19 emergency response program to run alongside pre-existing medical and food assistance programs in parishes.
Speaking to CISA, Fr Zachary Kariuki the Vice Superior Kenya/Uganda region said the special program is part of the weekly parish program that distributes food, clothes, and medical aid to about 300 vulnerable families in parishes.
“We have already received requests from missionaries in areas where our missions are affected directly. Sometimes it takes a bit of time because emergencies are not a regular happening and when many of them come at the same time we become overwhelmed,” he said, inviting well-wishers to channel their donations in terms of preventive materials, foodstuffs and money to the parishes.
According to Fr Kariuki an increase in donations will help reach more people and consequently touch lives of those in need even as the world continues to feel the effects of the measures put in place to control the spread of the novel corona virus.
Fr Kariuki further said that the program will also benefit victims of the ongoing flooding which has claimed 237 lives and displaced over 800,000 people in the country.
Consolata Missionaries have missions spread across the country. The most affected missions are in Isiolo, Loiyangalani, Baragoi, Kisumu, and Sereolipi.