A women group construct a house for a granny

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Members of the Pamoja Visionary Women Group carrying hens as they enjoy music
Members of the Pamoja Visionary Women Group carrying hens as they enjoy music

Members of Pamoja Visionary Women group in Likuyani Sub County joined together and pooled resource to assist an elderly destitute woman who has been living in a worn-out structure at Kambi Mawe village construct a decent house as they also gave 30 hens and a dairy cow to the granny to better her life.

According to the group’s coordinator Elizabeth Sikolia, they were touched when they visited the granny and witnessed the dilapidated structure she was leaving in which had a leaky roof and leaning on one side almost falling.

“We looked at her situation and it touched us. She was living in a leaky hut that was falling apart and we decided to put our heads together to see what we could do for her. As members we decided to contribute iron sheets, nails, poles among other materials and also participated in the construction work to ensure the granny lives a decent life,” said Mrs. Sikolia”

Apart from constructing the house, the women also gave her 30 hens and a dairy cow that will generate income to enable her to live a better life.

“These hens will soon start giving her eggs which she can sell and get other basic needs and the cow will also go a long way in changing her life. She will be able to get enough to feed her family and give tithe in the church as well as giving a small contribution to this group,” said the coordinator.

The women used the opportunity to urge those who are not in groups to join together and participate in development projects that will benefit them and the community at large.

On her part, the granny Anne Majuma thanked the group for the philanthropic gesture to come to her rescue, promising to support its activities.

An elderly woman outside the house constructed by members of the Pamoja Visionary Women Group
An elderly woman outside the house constructed by members of the Pamoja Visionary Women Group

“I am grateful for what they have done for me; I don’t know how I would have survived the next rainy season, as my hut didn’t look good and I couldn’t afford to rebuild it. I really can’t thank them enough for the hens and a cow,” she said.