The Anglican Church of Kenya Nandi county Branch under the leadership of their Bishop Dr Paul Korir has commenced a program dubbed “Giving Hope” which cushions vulnerable groups in the region against the global pandemic which has seen many lose jobs and their businesses.
Addressing journalists in Kapsabet town, ACK Kapsabet diocese Bishop Dr Paul Korir said the church sat down together and deliberated on how to assist groups that were negatively affected by the pandemic thus unanimously agreed to form a program dubbed “giving hope” to help in aid of the vulnerable including the widows, school girls and prisoners.
Korir said the church came up with One Million Kenya shillings that was sub divided into these groups where by a total of Ksh 375,000 was given to twenty five needy school girls who their dreams had been shuttered due to teenage pregnancies that had left them hopeless.
He further cited that the remaining amount was given to widows to help them revive their businesses and the rest used to procure sanitizers and face masks for the prisoners to help them stay safe.
The Bishop revealed that the program has so far benefited over six hundred targeted groups and as a church are very thankful to the program urging all well-wishers to continue supporting the society in different capacities as giving back to the society is a noble duty.
The beneficiaries of the program lauded the efforts of the Anglican Church for remembering them in a special way during this hard economic times urging them to continue with the same spirit.
They have urged other churches from the region to emulate the ACK church.