Over 100 widows from Kolondo village in Kabondo Kasipul Sub County are calling upon the government to come to their aid as they continue to receive food donations from well wishers.
A village elder, who is a widow, Margret Odemo says the support they have received over time is from Andre Patrice Carter, a US based Foundation.
Odemo says the government should also step in and help the widows who are facing a number of challenges since the death of their husbands.
She thanked the Foundation Director Andre Patrice, who has continued to send them food donations but have not met them.
“We are many and are suffering with life, we are happy for this continued support but we are longing to one day meet Andre Patrice,” she said.
Odemo says the suffering is immense and with the well wisher always coming to their aid, they are optimistic that God will see them through.
Speaking when they receive cereal food that will take them for several weeks to come, Odemo says the Carter donation is God sent to the widows.
She says heavy rains destroyed their crops in the fields and very few people harvested.
Odemo says the food donation came at a time when they were staring at hunger due to destruction of their crops in the farms.
“We were expecting a bumper harvest then that was destroyed by rains. The donations will go a long way in alleviating hunger amongst us,” she said.
Her sentiments were echoed by another widow Sophia Akumu, who says she lacked words to express her joy over the continuous help.
Akumu says it is in history that the widows in the area are receiving help from a well wisher in terms of food donations.
“We are praying for Andre Patrice to give her more life because she is God sent to serve humanity,” she said.
Akumu also rallied the government to supplement what donors are committing to pull up widows from poverty.
The widows are now strategizing to come up with an economic venture that can empower them to be able to put food on the table, take their children to school and hospitals whenever necessary.
They have been receiving sugar, maize and wheat flour, rice, beans, cooking oil and beans amongst others.
By LTN Reporter.