Over 15 persons with disabilities in Kitui have benefited from different types of equipment donated by the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK).
The event took place at the office of the County Commissioner where Mauvoo News was invited to witness the issue. Some of the equipment donated were sewing machines, barber toolkits, leatherwork tools among other types of equipment worth 275,000 aimed to help the persons with disabilities to use them to start businesses.
Amos Okeyo leading the NFDK delegation spoke to Mauvoo News during the issuing of the types of equipment and encouraged the beneficiaries to use the equipment given to them in an appropriate way that will better their lives.
“I would like to request you to use these tools to get money so that you won’t depend on other people or go to the streets to beg for food or money,” he said.
He also urged the PLWDS to always avail themselves to chiefs offices across the county and also the office of the county commissioner to register for them to get assistance even in the future.
“This is an initiative from the government and is given free of charge and no one should request any payment from you. We encourage self-reliance so that we eradicate poverty and also better your lives.” Okeyo said.
Kitheka Wambua one of the beneficiaries was delighted to get assistance from NFDK. Expressing his joy, he stated that, ” I am very happy today to receive these tools and I promise that I will build my small Carpenter shop and start making furniture to upgrade my life. Am so grateful to those who donated this and wish my fellow people who have benefited from this to make good use of it.”
Kanini John another beneficiary was also grateful to the donors for coming on board to assist them. She said that “This equipment will be of importance to us and I would wish everyone who has disabilities in our county gets this kind of assistance. We are very thankful to NFDK for being willing to assist us since some of us have been neglected by some of our family members due to our disabilities.”