AFRICA/KENYA - Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood help the needy families of the suburbs

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - "We decided to dedicate a day to the distribution of foodstuffs and other basic necessities that we had purchased to help the most needy families during the Covid-19 pandemic", said Sister Grace Njau, coordinator of the rehabilitation center and the Amani primary school, managed by the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood. The nuns, assisted by teachers and social workers, reached the families through the contacts of the children in the suburbs of Kawangware and Riruta, in the city of Nairobi.
"In normal conditions, we feed these children in our Center but during this Coronavirus period we decided to reach out to families", explained Sister Grace, in a note sent to Agenzia Fides.
The teacher of the Hassan Kariuki Warui school, who participated in the distribution, praised this iniative. "It is quite effective. I like it. It leaves no doubt that everything goes directly to the poor", she stressed.
The nuns also help over 200 children who come mainly from the Kawangware and Riruta settlements. In these times of pandemic which is tragically affecting the country, the local Catholic Church, through bishops, priests and religious, is particularly committed to humanitarian assistance to needy and poor families. According to official statistics, 6366 cases of Covid-19 have been registered in Kenya. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 1/7/2020)