Nairobi: On Friday 3rd July 2020, Sister Mary Owens hosted Mr. Martin Mugambi the Citibank N.A, Kenya Limited CEO and his team to donate food to cushion the vulnerable groups in Nyumbani LeaToto Community based Program. The Citi team was also accompanied by their partners from Technoserve and Miti Alliance who donated vertical Kitchen gardens to help the Nyumbani Home children learn skills in intensive sustainable farming.
The care pack donation contained (maize flour, wheat flour, cooking oil, yellow beans, sanitary pads, and soap) while the two vertical gardens had 120 vegetables each setup on 4.5 ft of space. These donations are part of Citi Foundations Global Community Day 2020 activities.
Mr. Martin Mugambi of Citibank and the Regional Program Manager of Technoserve, Ms. Alice Waweru, and a representative from the Smart Duka program in Kangemi, presented the 204 food packages. Mr. Michael Waiyaki, Founder and Director of Miti Alliance, presented the kitchen gardens and facilitated the planting of fruit trees as well.
In his speech Mr. Mugambi commended the Nyumbani initiative and highlighted that Citi Foundation is keen to continue supporting such initiatives like the Nyumbani Home. He thanked Children of God Relief Institute – Nyumbani – Executive Director, Sister Mary Owens for their noble work in Nyumbani noting the good work the LeaToto program is doing to that support the over 13,000 orphans and vulnerable families.