Malawi’s First Lady Monica Chakwera and Kenyan First Lady Margret Kenyatta made a donation of 10 wheelchairs and undisclosed cash to Little Sisters of the Poor, a charity run by Catholic sisters in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday afternoon will.
The donation was made through Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero Initiative, which has made strides in promoting wellbeing by providing mobile clinics that provide medical care to those around them.
According to the sister in charge in the center of Nairobi, Sister Bridget Mwiru, Little Sisters of the Poor look after elderly people and poor people in their two houses in Mombasa and Nairobi who are without care regardless of their origin.
“The elderly are admitted regardless of belief, race or tribe, and because of their age, most of them are sickly and in need of a lot of care and medical care,” she said.
Founded in 1985 and currently employing over 70 people, the organization works entirely on donations and volunteer work to provide services such as utilities, health, nutrition and nursing.
The activity took place on the sidelines of a three-day state visit to Kenya by Malawian President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, who was invited by his counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, which have existed since 1964, when both countries gained independence.
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