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COVID-19 RELIEF RESPONSE
As part of our Covid -19 relief response, Dorcas Creation in partnership with Bright Futures, churches and well-wishers, took part in several food distribution exercises. Some of the beneficiaries of the food distribution were needy families in Marurui, Njathaini, Maroni and many other poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Other beneficiaries included Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), Local Area Advisory Committee (LAAC) members, private school teachers, and Barmaids. The aim of the food distribution exercise was to offer relief to members of the community whose source of livelihood was adversely affected, as a result of the Covid-19 directives issued by the government in Kenya. Over 2700 persons benefited from the charity basket.
Mask Production Project
Our tailoring unit at Dorcas Creation embarked on a mask production project, as a means of generating income for women from needy families during the Covid-19 crisis in Kenya. The proceeds from the masks helped the women in the tailoring department earn a living. Moreover, during the charity basket exercise, we also gave out a mask in each food package to help in the nation’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease especially among the most needy who cannot afford masks.
Organic Kitchen Garden
On 15 July 2020, Dorcas Creation held two demonstrations on how to set up an organic kitchen garden, at Exodus Faith Church Marurui and at Christ Liberation Center Marurui. The aim of this exercise was to bring about food security to the vulnerable as relying on donations like the charity basket was not a sustainable solution. Giving a health talk on nutrition, Mrs. Irene Mathenge, the trainer, outlined the importance of the demonstrations in empowering the community to ensure that there is Food Always In the Home (F.A.I.T.H), savings on available finances and accessibility of healthy food for the families. Mr. Paul Muniu a landscaper, displayed and engaged the people of Marurui in practical ways in which they could use organic farming to set up a kitchen garden in their homes. A total of 29 people were empowered.