The National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya on Monday donated toolkits worth Sh 2.4 Million to 121 Persons Living with Disability in Homa Bay County.
The kits include: welding machines, farm toolkits, Hair salon toolkits, carpentary toolkits, plough yoke, and sewing machines among others.
Speaking in Homa Bay town while donating the kits to beneficiaries, NFDK vice chairman Peter Nyakiamo said the program is aimed at empowering persons with disabilities.
Nyakiamo urged them to wisely use the equipment by engaging in viable business activities.
He cautioned beneficiaries against selling the toolkits or leaving them unused and neglected in their respective homes.
Speaking during the occasion, committee chairperson in charge of donations Dr. Julia Ojiambo said they have also donated toolkits to beneficiaries in Rachuonyo north and south.
On his part, the Homa bay county Commissioner Kassim Farah advised beneficiaries to utilize the kits effectively to improve their living standards.
Kassim appealed to parents not to hide their children living with disability at home, saying the government is ready to assist them.
The NFDK Homa Bay county representative Ruth Oyier said she would liaise with the county government to construct stalls for persons living with disability.
Source: Kenya News Agency