KENYA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, 2019 KENYA DROUGHT APPEAL
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) issued a local drought emergency appeal on 19th March 2019 directed to all Dioceses, church institutions, Christians and people of good will.
The food Security situation in the country has continued to deteriorate following the poor performance of the 2018 Short Rains and delayed 2019 Long Rains, which are predicted to be below normal. This may culminate to a major humanitarian crisis in Kenya, hence the need for us to act fast, and in a coordinated way.
We need support from you to amplify the appeal for donations within your respective Dioceses. Up to date, Caritas Kenya has received 398, 763 KES in the MPESA Pay-bill and the bank account.
We kindly request you to circulate information on this appeal within Parishes, Church Institutions, Our Catholic Radio Stations and Social Media platforms.
Following the appeal from the Bishops, any funds raised can be channeled through either of the following:
- KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK
A/C Name- KEC- Catholic Charity Emergency Fund
A/C No: 1106770862
Branch: Sarit Centre
- MPESA PAY BILL
Business Number: 560702
Account Number: 560702
In-kind donations in form of dry foods and non-food items can be channeled through Parishes, Church Institutions, Diocesan and the National Office. With coordination, the items can be transported directed from the Diocese to the targeted affected Dioceses/communities.
Caritas Kenya has identified Mji Wa Furaha, Ruaraka as a collection point for Dioceses near Nairobi.
As we draw near to the end of our Lenten journey, we assure you of our prayers and continued support. We also appreciate your steadfast support as we come together to assist communities affected by drought in Kenya.
With Prayerful best wishes, I remain…
Mr. Stephen Kituku,