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FAASIK In Collaboration With Mombasa Cement Limited Donates Food To The Vulnerable Families

FAASIK In Collaboration With Mombasa Cement Limited Donates Food To The Vulnerable Families

The COVID -19 pandemic has been a game changer of the global economies as it has affected adversely the established businesses of every kind and lifestyle of people from all walks of life. The restrictions which has been imposed in our nation to contain the spread of the COVID-19 such as lockdown and curfew has had negative effects on vulnerable groups such as women and girls living with HIV. Many households have been left without or with minimal source of income which cannot cater for the family needs such as food, clothing and house rent.

It is against this background that Fighting Against HIV/ AIDs Stigma in Kenya (FAASIK) has been soliciting for food donations from corporates and well-wishers in order to support the vulnerable families within our communities. Recently, the Mombasa Cement Limited offered some cash donation to the FAASIKprior to the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday.  The cash donation was used to purchase 100kgs of rice, biscuits and confectionaries.

The in-kind donations were distributed to 32 vulnerable families comprising of People Living with HIV, widowed women and orphaned children from Aldina and Bemzungu village in Jomvu Sub-County.

The recipients were so joyous and very thankful for the support.“We sincerely appreciate your acts of mercy and kindness,” one of the recipient asserted as she received the packets of rice and biscuits. “You people are so caring! Thank you for your support during such a difficult time,” said another recipient. In conclusion, the FAASIK sincerely appreciates the Mombasa Cement Limited for its generous support towards this noble cause.

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FAASIK PARTICIPATES ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD AIDS DAY

FAASIK PARTICIPATES ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD AIDS DAY

On December 1, 2020, FAASIK joined the global community in commemoration of the International World Aids Day with the theme ‘Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.’ In an event that was held at Shauri Moyo Dispensary ground, the activities involved a counseling talk on how to live positively with HIV, speeches, HIV/AIDs testing, planting of trees and offering of in-kind donations. The event was organized in strict adherence to the COVID -19 containment measures. The attendees were from Mathare, Huruma, Mlango Kubwa and Mathare slums as well as Eastleigh. Speaking during the event, Naomi Bosibori, Sister in Charge of Shauri Moyo Di spensary challenged the gathering as she said, “take and obey all the health precautions carefully, not only during this time of the pandemic but in your life time.”  The health counselor stressed on the need of HIV/AIDs testing, daily uptake of ARVs to the People Living with HIV and teaching of moral values.

‘Teach your children not to engage themselves in early sex, let them abstain’ said Scholastica. The members were reminded about various ways of HIV/AIDs transmission such as engaging in unprotected sex, mother to child transmission during birth and sharing of unsterilized needles and things like razor blade. Since the closure of schools due to the devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic, there have been increased cases of teenage pregnancy across the country among the adolescent girls. This calls for community collaborative action in creating HIV/AIDs awareness.

Towards the climax of the event, the participants jointly planted the trees and thereafter they were given in-kind donations. The in-kind donations included Nescafe Decaf donated by Nestlé Limited and condoms donated by the National Aids Control Council. ‘We are so thankful to Nestlé and National Aids Control Council for their generosity.  We are glad that they are involved in touching the lives of the People Living with HIV and the orphans,’ said Mr. Hamisi, Community Health Volunteer. Later, FAASIK donated the Nescafe Decaf to the orphans and vulnerable children at Mama Fatuma Goodwill Children’s Home at Eastleigh.

 

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FAASIK IN COLLABORATION WITH SAFARICOM FOUNDATION DONATES FOOD TO THE VULNERABLE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC

FAASIK IN COLLABORATION WITH SAFARICOM FOUNDATION DONATES FOOD TO THE VULNERABLE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The COVID -19 pandemic has been a game changer of the global economies as it has affected adversely the established businesses of every kind and lifestyle of people from all walks of life. Even though the Kenyan government has imposed numerous restrictions in order to contain the spread of the virus, the positive COVID-19 cases continues to be reported. The closure of schools and imposed lockdown had negative effects on vulnerable groups such as women and girls living with HIV. Many households were left without or with minimal source of income which cannot cater for the family needs such as food and house rent.

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Needy families from Isiolo County Celebrated Eid Al –Adha in style courtesy of sheep donation by Qatar Charity Organization

Needy families from Isiolo County Celebrated Eid Al –Adha in style courtesy of sheep donation by Qatar Charity Organization

On August 11, 2019, residents of Isiolo County and particularly needy families including widows and orphaned children celebrated Eid Al-Adha (feast of sacrifice) with a style courtesy of the donations of 30 sheep by the Qatar Charity Organization. The sheep were donated to Fighting Against HIV/AIDs Stigma in Kenya (FAASIK), Isiolo Branch. Ms. Nooriya expressed her appreciation to the Qatar Charity as she received the donation. “On behalf of FAASIK, we remain grateful to the Qatar Charity for your generous donations, I’m so humbled by your graceful act,” she said. The sheep were slaughtered and the meat was divided among 250 neediest families including widowed women and orphaned children. Idris who led the team members in slaughtering the sheep said “this act of donation it’s a true example of what we learn from Quran. The poor people from our community today they will eat and have plentiful.”

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FAASIK OFFERS GIFTS OF SNACKS TO THE NEEDY CHILDREN DURING EID-UL-FITR HOLIDAY

FAASIK OFFERS GIFTS OF SNACKS TO THE NEEDY CHILDREN DURING EID-UL-FITR HOLIDAY

The Muslim community around the world celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitrholiday on May 24, 2020 in a very unique way due to COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike other Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, there were was no religious and social gatherings in Kenya as Kenyans continued to obey the restrictions measures which have been set up by the government in order to help to curb the spread of the Corona Virus.  The novel Corona virus has subjected many families into a state of being needy and requires humanitarian assistance

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June 18th 2019 FAASIK RECEIVED INKIND DONATIONS FROM NESTLE

FAASIK RECEIVED INKIND DONATIONS FROM NESTLE

On June 18, 2018, Nestle donated ‘Nestle vend mix cardomam pouch’ to FAASIK Kenya as in-kind donation to support People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) including widows and orphans.  The donation was received by Victoria Oyungu, Executive Director of FAASIK. Ms. Victoria expressed gratitude to Nestle for their generous donations and being a strategic partner and supporter of the organization especially during the celebrations of Eid Mubarak. ‘We don’t have enough words to say thank you. We are so humbled for your generous donation. May God bless Nestle,’ said the Executive Director.

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FAASIK RECEIVED INKIND DONATIONS FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES EMBASSY

FAASIK RECEIVED INKIND DONATIONS FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES EMBASSY

On June 3, 2019, United Arab Emirates Embassy donated goods such as rice, cooking oil, flour, cereals and sugar etc to FAASIK Kenya as in-kind donation to support People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) including widows and orphans. The donation was received by Zaituni Hassan, Program Director of Giving Hope and Care project accompanied by Victoria Oyungu, Executive Director of FAASIK. Ms. Victoria expressed gratitude to the United Arab Emirates Embassy for their generous donations and being a strategic partner. ‘We are so grateful for your generous support. These donations will have an impact to the needy families especially the PLWHIV. May God bless the ambassador,’ said the Executive Director.

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