Widow’s center during and after COVID-19 pandemic


A widows’ care centre established in Kanyasa ward, Nyatike Constituency within Migori County to alleviate sufferings of this vulnerable group.

A US based Carter Foundation has taken the initiative to ensure widows mostly those in their sunset days are given great care.

The Foundation Director Patrice Andre Carter says she is privileged to work with the community towards coming up with programmes aimed at assisting the less privileged in the community.

Andre says the community has donated the land and embarked on putting up houses to help widows who are homeless.

She says the first ever houses in Migori county will provide shelter to the needy and give them hope in life.

Speaking at Bondo Kosiemo area, Patrice said she was overwhelmed with the kind of reception she was accorded by the widows.

She thanked the family of Joseph Ngome for seeing it fit to donate land for the noble project that will bring smiles in the faces of the widows.

Patrice said it has been her dream to work with the communities in Kenya to bring hope in the families who have been abandoned or neglected after the demise of the bread winners.

She further noted that the center will also have a pharmacy to offer medical services to the widows whenever they fall sick.

Ngome, now following on the footsteps of his dad, gave the land after a consensus with his brothers and sisters to assist the community.

His late dad too donated land for the establishment of Bondo Kosiemo secondary school and a Catholic church.

Ngome said the care center will offer reprieve to widows and they will benefit from trainings towards economic empowerment.

Some of the widows who witnessed the ground breaking expressed their gratitude towards the project which will give them economic empowerment.

Residents led by Mark Kiage expressed their gratitude towards the project which will give them economic empowerment.

Kiage said the future is bright and pray to God to grant those behind the initiative more life.

The Foundation in the recent months, through Ngome, donated food stuff to the locals to cushion them from effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

By LTN Reporter