13 needy families from Kiasa Village, Kyumbi in Athiriver Sub-County have been rescued by a Non-Governmental organization Habitat for Humanity Kenya by building affordable houses.
The main aim of the organization is to promote access to decent shelter for vulnerable families
The exercise was led by the organization’s CEO Jonathan Reckford and Machakos County Government under Governor Wavinya Ndeti.
The event commenced at Machakos White House where the two; Habitat for Humanity Kenya and Machakos County Government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Both teams promised to work together to make sure that Machakos County Locals and more so those who are most needy, have access to decent shelter.
Later at Kiasa Village, it was song and dance as the teams arrived for the handover ceremony.
The 13 vulnerable families were selected keenly to make sure that those neediest are considered first.
According to Governor Wavinya, the challenge of unemployment has burdened many families in Machakos County, which makes it difficult for many to build better houses since the money they get is used to cater to their daily needs.
The Governor explained that her government is committed to building affordable houses for needy Machakos residents to ensure that no one misses a place to call home.
CEO Habitat for Humanity Kenya Jonathan Reckford assured Machakos County Government of future progressive engagements that will yield mutual benefits.
“I am confident that my government’s strategic engagement with development partners in the area of Housing will provide solutions for shelter for our people, “Wavinya added.
The beneficiaries thanked both Habitat for Humanity Kenya and Machakos County Government for considering them and coming in for their rescue.