Koli Muthui, a local from Kamusiliu area in Ngomeni ward, Kitui has revealed to Kitui Online that there are plans to flee their husbands houses due to poverty and prolonged drought.
Koli said following the prolonged drought,women are having a hard time as the burden of providing for their children has been solely left to them.
“We are facing very tough times as most of our husbands are unemployed and women have been left to provide for our children during this time when even the rains experienced were very minimal and harvested nothing,” explained
Koli was speaking shortly after receiving food donation from Vision Together Foundation,a local NGO that’s sponsoring vulnerable children and taking them to school, donating food stuffs during this time when most parts have been hardly hit by drought, as well as supporting the needy families.
Koli, whose child has been sponsored by the NGO also received a goat for the child.” We are so grateful to VTF for having come through to rescue us during this difficult time,” she said.
She also added that the women who are benefiting from the Charitable Organization,when they will be leaving their husband’s houses, they will not leave the donated goats behind.
“We will here these goats which will better education and future of our children and when leaving our husbands houses, we will leave with them,” she added, stating only education will rescue the locals from jaws of poverty as rainfall has been unreliable and farming has proved cumbersome.
Vision Together Foundation is an NGO under the leadership of its CEO, Patrick Mwendwa, a 29 year old from Waita ward in Mwingi Central.
He said having grown up in a very needy family, after he got a chance to serve the community, he dedicated his services to giving back to the community.”The NGO is about giving hope to the the less privileged,” he said.Ends.