A total of 45 vulnerable families in Mtwapa, Kilifi County have benefited from monthly food distribution from Dubai based couple.
Nabina Bishwakarma, the Director Rach Family Trust and Mr. Ravi Rach have been conducting the relief program to the families living in acute poverty.
Mr. Ravi Rach the CEO of Rach Group of Companies that owns the Rach Family Trust said the program will continue since the families are in despair.
Mr. Rach said the program targets the poor families and who will benefit from relief food supply throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to out platform from Dubai, Rach said through the family trust Kenyan representative Suleiman Ngala, they vetted the neediest in Mtwapa and who will benefit from the food supply throughout the difficult economic times.
“Some of these heads of families are ailing and can no longer fend for their families,” noted Mr. Rach.
The program that was launched after the Coronavirus struck has helped the vulnerable families upkeep their lives.
Among the beneficiaries, who would be fed on a monthly basis even after the Coronavirus pandemic are a woman who was hit by stroke and a fisherman whose wife died and left her with eight children and also lost her fishing job after Corona.
Kadii Kithi, who does not know her age, suffered a stroke three years ago, living his 62-year-old husband, Charo Karisa, to fend for the family.
They live with their two grandchildren whose parents died.
[Rach Family Trust Kenya Representative Mr. Suleiman Ngala (right) handing over relief food to a beneficiary. Photo/courtesy].
“Rach family trust through our own son Ngala are God sent, we have been living in despair through the years,” said Kithi.
Another beneficiary, Dzombo Mtile, whose wife left him with eight children, including a seven-month-old baby, said life has been made even more difficult because of the coronavirus.
The Rach Family Trust Kenya representative Suleiman Ngala said the families will continue benefiting from the program throughout the Coronavirus pandemic period.
Mr. Ngala said the families were properly vetted before enrolled to the relief program.
According to Mr. Ngala a team from the trust went on ground to vet the very needy families.
The 45 families have been receiving 10 kilograms of maize flour, 10 kgs of wheat flour, 5 litres of cooking oil, a half kg of tea leaves, 5 kilograms of sugar and 5 kilograms of beans monthly.
The Rach Family Trust has been helping vulnerable families in India, Pakistan, Malawi, Zambia and Nepal and this is the first time they are involved in the relief donations in Kenya.