At the peak of Covid-19, you, our AWESOME donors, provided emergency food relief for numerous families throughout Kenya, Rwanda and DR of Congo. One of the areas was Ngando, a slum area near the Nairobi office. Food was delivered for a group of women all struggling to feed their families. Florah, the project manager in our Nairobi office, has been diligent to follow up with the group of women from Ngando. While the food provided a much needed relief and the blessing was beyond what words can describe, it was not a long term solution to their hardships. Some of the ladies have disabled children with a forever need of assistance, and lately a few of them had their houses demolished by reclaimers in the aftermath of the Covid-19 lockdowns. In this time of hardship, Florah has encouraged and worked with a group of 9 women, who have now formed Wamama wa Talanta (“Women of Talent”), the newest members of the Women’s empowerment program.
Florah has led 3 meetings with the group since August in efforts to familiarize themselves with one another and with TLAfrica. In these formative stages, their meetings are mainly focused around Bible studies and discussing how to manage startup administrative requirements, e.g. registration, bank account, savings, thinking of a group project. Coming together through the Bible study has been a foundational support system to brave the tough times together, encouraging and helping each other through the Word and fellowship.