As the world and the nation grapple with the effects of Covid-19, there is a marginalized group that is at a high risk of not only contracting the virus but also starvation. Life for the street families has not been the same since the lockdown. In addition to sleeping out in the cold and exposure to many risks, the street families have been braving hunger pangs.
The source of their ‘daily bread’ has been leftovers from restaurants, hotels, and bins. The street families have been hard hit by the closure of hotels since there has been barely anything in the bins to collect. Covid-19 is the least of their worries as they strive to survive with whatever little they come across, which is rare.
BSK heard their cry for help and reached out to them with food and a message of hope through God’s word. Through the generous support of well-wishers, we have managed to feed on average 70 children for 6 days a week, since 8th May 2020. We intend to continue with the feeding programme as they listen to the word of God in audio format ,Jesus Film and as we take them through our programme on tackling alcoholism and substance abuse. This is a holistic programme and we expect that they will be transformed, reunited with their families where possible, and find new livelihoods to live decent lives.
With your support, we can continue ministering and sharing the love of Christ with these street children. We believe that through this, some lives will be transformed to the glory of God. A single meal for one child is Ksh. 50. We need Ksh 3,500 daily and Ksh. 21,000 a week (for 6 days) to continue undertaking this noble course.
We invite you to be part of this blessing by contributing through:
Paybill: 7141769 (Bible Society of Kenya)
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:27 (ESV)