Nyeri, 19 April, 2020 / 6:30 pm (ACI Africa).
A joint initiative between a diocese and an Archdiocese in Kenya to mobilize resources that can help families struggling with providing for their basic needs because of COVID-19 restrictions was launched Thursday, April 16.
The initiative that involves the Archdiocese of Nyeri located in Central Kenya and the Diocese of Kitui in Eastern Kenya includes a call center to assist those who may be in distress as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Let us help vulnerable families by providing them with food and other necessities. We welcome donations in all forms,” Archbishop of Nyeri, Anthony Muheria said during the Thursday, April 16 launch at Our Lady of Consolata Cathedral, Nyeri.
The Hope4U initiative aims to raise an estimated US$1.2 million to help feed at least 10,000 families in the two regions and beyond, for a period of two months.
During the launch, Archbishop Muheria called on well-wishers to support the initiative “either for one day, one week or one month as well as inviting other well-wishers.”