It was a joyous moment for a section of Widows and single mothers in Bumula constituency, Bungoma County as they received Christmas gifts courtesy of World Hope Missions Kenya.
The NGO feted them in an occasion that attracted over a hundred beneficiaries at Namisi village in Mayanja Kibuke, West Bukusu ward.
Speaking during the event, the Organization director John Walumbe Oltukai said that he was fighting to bridge the gap between the poor and rich this festive season so that people suffering in the community can not feel left out.
“We have been helping community members including the less fortunate in the society such as widows and single mothers for the last 11 years, our work is to ensure that they also feel part and parcel of the society,” he said.
He said that they have been empowering widows and single mothers through the feeding programs that has since enhanced their working relationship.
“We have also paid school fees for over 100 bright childre but from poor backgrounds, we also run the sports tournament in West Bukusu ward and have also build 21houses for the widows in Bumula Sub County,” he said.
He added, “The tournament has attracted international organizations which have selected top flying and talented players who have been given full scholarship to pursue their career and education at the same time,”
World Hope Missions Kenya presiding Bishop Walumbe Oltukai said that apart from preaching the word of God they also touch the community by providing the feeding program and sports evangelism to reach out to many youths.
Pastor Abraham Wakasala of World Hope Missions Kenya said that the program has helped reduce stress amongst widows and single mothers as they are given something small to eat with their family members.
During the event, the beneficiaries were given wheat flour, rice, sugar and the cooking oil among other items.
One of the beneficiaries Concepta Nang’unda lauded the director for helping them during this festive.
“We are happy that we have been given food to feed on with our families, may the almighty God give favour to continue empowering us through such feeding programs,” she said.