US based Foundation to the rescue of widows in flood prone areas


A US based Foundation has given help to widows in Kisumu County in the wake of floods and COVID-19 pandemic.

The Carter Foundation through a widow’s organization in Manyatta is reaching out to widows in Nyando Sub County and other sub counties with food donations.

Gertrude Mwende, who also runs a church outlet in Manyatta, says the Foundation director Andre Patrice was moved by the plight of widows during this time.

Mwende says the Foundation mobilized resources in US which in turn was sent to purchase food donations to be distributed to the less fortunate in the society.

The distribution of food donation that kicked off last week in Nyando will continue as the Foundation plans to reach out to widows in the affected areas.

Speaking to the press in Kisumu on Wednesday, Mwende says the plight of the widows is unbearable and the continued donations will go a long way in changing their lives.

“We visited the families when we were distributing the food and the situation on the ground is terrible, houses are filled with water,” she said.

Mwende who is married in Ugenya and a widow says the Foundation has lifted their spirits by empowering them economically.

She says more donation will be purchased by the Foundation to reach out to more families who are devastated by the floods and effects of Corona virus.

“After our first visit, we communicated to Madam Patrice the situation on the ground, she was touched and sent more addition funds for the purchase of more food,” she said.

Josh Carter, a member of the Foundation, has been on the ground coordinating the distribution of the food donations.

The Foundation has worked closely with the widows for the last two years but shot in the limelight early this year when they volunteered to pay school fees for two needy students.