Members of the Rotary Club of Nakuru led by President Rani Ramchandani and Assistant Governor Rotary Club Nakuru Sebastian Muithereru in partnership with other well-wishers travelled to Maralal, in Samburu County on 26th November 2022 with one agenda to support drought relief efforts.
With the extended drought in most parts of Kenya, especially the northern parts, the team felt it worth to stand in solidarity with the needy families in Maralal that are feeling the adverse effects of the drought.
The team that included members of the Rotary Club of Nakuru, Rotary Club of Naivasha, and Rotary E-Club of Riftvalley, Rotary Club of Enkare – Narok, Lions club of Menengai,SCANN, Ndovu cement, Pranic Healing Foundation other well-wishers, Family and Friends of Rotary raised funds for a food donation drive that was distributed to the needy community members in Maralal.
More than 200 needy families benefited with food hampers that included Maize Flour, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Rice, Beans and cooking oil that will cushion the families from hunger for at least a week.
Speaking after making the donation, Rotary Club of Nakuru President Rani Ramchandani stated that Rotarians and other well-wishers felt it in order to stand in solidarity with hunger-stricken families.
She revealed that they will continue with such gestures to put a smile on the face of the needy families.
While noting that it is a shame that basic necessity like food is a luxury to many families, Rani called on other well-wishers to join in the move to ensure everyone in society has food on the table especially during this harsh economic times and the drought situation.
“We were able to assist more than 200 Families with food hampers that will cushion them from hunger for some days. The hampers will see an average household put food on the table for a period of at least a month.
Some mobility aid equipment were also distributed to the community members with special movement needs.
The team managed to assist 20 mobility devices for young persons who were not able to go school due to lack of mobility devices.