Beta touches babies and the elderly

Beta Health Care’s staff in Kenya devoted Mandela Day to visiting four homes for less fortunate members of society.

Some 137 employees and 224 contract employees participated in the initiative and donated food, clothes, school books, toys and other household items. Beta also contributed infant nutritional products, multivitamins, baby diapers, food and toiletries.

The House of Charity on Waiyaki Way is home to 70 babies who have been abandoned or rejected. It is run by Poverelle Sisters of Bergamo who were exceedingly grateful for the donations.

Little Sisters of the Poor: Nyumba Ya Wezee in Kasarani caters for the needy elderly. The Sisters at the home have devoted their lives to giving elderly people peace, comfort and happiness and the team’s donations and presence was much appreciated by them.

Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation (CHDF) in Ruai was started in 2008 and serves 100 children with mental and physical disabilities. Most of these children are abandoned and orphaned, some afflicted with HIV/AIDS. CHDF depends on charity for its provision of services such as education, occupational therapy, feeding programmes and medical help for the children. This home has many needs and the donations were heartily appreciated.

The Baby Blessings Children’s Home which houses 80 abandoned babies was again supported by the Beta team who were delighted to have made a difference in the live of so many citizens on Mandela Day.