Fighting COVID-19 in Kenya
Pastor Kevin giving
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To date, there are over 260,000 confirmed infections and over 6,700 deaths across Africa. In Kenya, there are more than 4,500 infections and over 125 deaths – and these figures are increasing daily. The World Bank estimates that up to 60 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty by the end of the year.
Widows in Sawagongo receiving fertiliser and masks
Kenya Hope Charity chairman Brian Humphreys who has visited Kenya 14 times in 14yrs is deeply concerned: “In Kenya there is no NHS, no food banks, no furlough scheme, and less than 40% of families have access to clean water. Our successful child sponsorship programme at only £15mth had given 46 poor orphans hope of an education plus one hot meal per day but now the schools in Kenya are closed, no children are receiving school meals, the markets where many Kenyans work and buy food are closed and the whole country is in a dawn to dusk curfew. This means that many elderly caregivers with underlying medical conditions who struggled to put food on the table even with informal jobs now have the impossible job of putting food on the table with no income. Many Kenyans could succumb to hunger even if they don’t catch the virus.”
L to R: Pastor Peter, Pastor Edward, Bishop Nicholas and Pastor Kevin distributing virus aid in Ulumbi
Our new Covid-19 Emergency Fund will help support and protect our vulnerable widows and orphans including the disabled by providing food, facemasks and soap for poor families in the villages of Ulumbi and Sawagongo. In April and early June, aid was distributed by our trusted pastors, and our next distribution is set for August when the virus is expected to reach its peak.
Pastor Kevin distributing
Food and soap to an
If you would like to donate towards this emergency fund, please use the DONATE button on this website. If you would like to sponsor a child, hold a fund-raising event, or you require more information, please phone or text Chairman Brian on 07879 847657 or email email@example.com.