Meet James (Covid-19 Kibera Food Baskets wk 8)

May 26, 2020
by Swahiba@OlympicDrive

The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused challenges to all social cadre of the society but more adversely to persons living with disability. Those who are physically challenged and can’t queue or fight for the little food that comes once in a while in the slums therefore are at highest risk of starvation.

We had an opportunity to meet James Odhiambo a 42 years old visually impaired man, married with 5 children. James was not visually impaired at birth; he used to be a mason, a trade from which he was able to fend for his family. In April 2017 he had an accident at his place of work, the ladder he was standing on broke, he fell and concrete mix spilt over his face, he was then rushed to the hospital and the doctors tried their best to save his eyes but in vain leading to loss of his sight. Since then, his wife took up the responsibility of working as a casual laborer but with the current limited opportunities due to the pandemic, she has not been able to find any work. They have gone without meals several times over the last two months.

This being our eighth week of sharing the gospel and food baskets with families from Kibera slums, 34 community members amongst them were persons with disabilities identified by the community leaders that we work with benefitted from the food baskets. So far, 816 vulnerable and families at risk have benefited, bringing us much closer to our 1000 families target.

Lock arms with us to help us get to our target by feeding 184 families on our waiting list.Partner with God and Swahiba Networks to meet temporal needs in order to share Eternal Truth.Click on this link to give: bit.ly/KiberaFoodBaskets

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