Members of a Kenya-based Order of nuns have reached out to over 200 needy families in Western Kenya affected by floods following ongoing heavy rains in the East African nation, one of the nuns involved in the Thursday, April 30 initiative has told ACI Africa.
“As Franciscan Sisters of St. Anna (FSSA), Lwak, we thought of supporting the people who are displaced by floods,” Sr. Miriam Jacinta Jagogo said.
She explained, “We were prompted by the havoc that the rains have caused coupled with COVID-19. Just imagine a family or a group of people who do not have much and here comes something (floods) that lock you in properly. That means their ability to get food is not there.”
Drawn from Siaya and Kisumu regions of Western Kenya, the FSSA nuns visited and donated humanitarian relief items to over 200 families displaced by floods in Nyando sub-county located in the Archdiocese of Kisumu.