Sunday, 22 June 2008
KENYA: Catholic-Supported Children’s Home Receives Donations
EMBU, June 19, 2008 (CISA) -A rehabilitation centre supported by Catholic Diocese of Embu in Eastern Kenya received wheelchairs and food supplies worth Ksh 64,000 from well wishers on Wednesday.Kenya Electricity Generating Company (Kengen) operations manager, Joel Ngugi, presented six wheelchairs, six bags of maize and cooking oil to Ngiori Community Rehabilitation Home. The centre for the physically handicapped children is in Mbeere District.The home has 20 children and is run by the local community. It was started in 1995 and is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Embu.“The major challenge the home faces is lack of safe drinking water and the cost of day to day running,” said Peter Mbogo, director of Kamurugu Agricultural Development Initiatives, a project of the diocese.