Beta blesses three beneficiaries

Linet Arandi

Beta Healthcare’s Nairobi-based team visited the Baby Blessings Children’s Home located in Umoja. This institution currently houses 69 children, ranging in age from newborn babies to 15 years. These children are abandoned or abused orphans and are HIV infected. Baby blessing has also established an outreach program for 49 children who they assist with basic needs not limited to food and clothing.

In a bid to be self-reliant, the home has several income-generating projects such as knitting uniforms, rearing poultry and rabbits, growing vegetables, the establishment of a school and a dispensary, among others. Beta's ’s employees donated groceries, toiletries and medication to this facility.

A second beneficiary supported was the Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation (CHDF). CHDF was established in 2008 as a centre for approximately 60 children with mental and physical disabilities.

Most of these children are abandoned, orphaned or from extremely poor backgrounds. CHDF provides services such as education, occupational therapy, a feeding programme and medical help to the children.

It was exciting to note that the home has recently relocated to a much bigger property of their own with construction of several structures ongoing. The home also keeps cows and chicken in a bid to be more self-reliant.

Little Sisters of the Poor, based in Kasarani, was another worthy beneficiary that was supported by Beta. Needy, elderly citizens are cared for at this facility by Catholic sisters who have devoted their lives to giving elderly people peace, comfort and happiness in a modest environment.

Beta employee’s donations of medication, toiletries and groceries were gratefully received by all three of the beneficiaries.