Nairobi, 05 September, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on people of good will to support the drought appeal that Catholic Bishops in Kenya have made.
In May, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) launched a drought appeal initiative aimed at raising KES. 285 million (US$ 2.8 million) to help Kenyan families affected by drought.
“Diocesan Caritas, along with the Kenyan Bishops’ Conference, are trying to meet the needs of the population through cash transfers, support for water and sanitation, agricultural inputs and fodder and veterinary services for livestock,” CI officials say in a report published August 30.
They add in reference to the entity that is under the leadership of Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde, “Caritas Kenya is urging all people of good will to support the drought appeal project which is managed by the emergency committee chaired by the Archbishop of Mombasa.”
“The contributions will provide the urgently needed assistance for families to sustain themselves and to prevent the death of their livestock leading to the loss of their means of livelihood,” CI officials say.