The COVID-19 Emergency Fund has received a generous material donation comprising of assorted foodstuffs from the Hindu Council of Kenya (HCK) Friday.
The food consignment mobilised by the Hindu Council to be distributed over one month to households in Nairobi’s informal settlements and valued at Kshs 100 million was handed over to the Fund Chairperson Jane Karuku and Secretary Kennedy Kihara at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Speaking at the handover function, and flanked by the HCK Chairman Kamal Gupta among other officials, Karuku reiterated the Fund’s commitment to integrity confirming that donation will provide immediate food relief to vulnerable households living in Korogocho, Mukuru, Kibera, Kawangware, Kangemi, Dandora among other informal settlements in the Nairobi Metropolitan area.
While calling on other donors to emulate the HCK example, the Fund, she said the Board has set up the necessary framework to secure a coordinated consolidation, demarcation and distribution of such donations to vulnerable populations across the country based on an already developed needs assessment analysis.
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The Fund is currently focused on providing support and augmenting national response efforts to supply of medical facilities and equipment and support for vulnerable communities with their immediate needs, including food relief.
“As we extend our gratitude for this generous donation from the Hindu community, we are encouraged that despite the overwhelming impact of the pandemic, and paralysis that it has brought to bear, it has not impacted upon our humanity and natural inclination to extend a hand of generosity to our brothers and sisters when in need as evidenced by the continued steady stream of donations the Board continues to receive,” she said.
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