FRMF Response to COVID-19


Dear Stakeholders and Friends,
It is our sincere hope that you are okay in this trying moment of COVID 19. Our concerted effort has been gainful in reaching the people with information.

In line with the Government's directive of working remotely, we were able to quickly transition all staff to work from home. I am glad to report that all of our staff members are safe and we continue to deliver our programs as efficiently and effectively as we can while leveraging on existing technological tools also reach those in remote areas.  

As a foundation that supports marginalized and disadvantaged communities, now more than ever, we remain committed in showing solidarity as we seek to support them during this difficult time.

Standing with Vulnerable Communities  
As FRMF, we were able to quickly get in-touch with some of the community groups we support while riding on their collective efforts that they had made either through reaching out to their people in assisting them in kind and in capital. These groups being agents of change, are reaching out to the most vulnerable in the community.
 
We will also work with groups in Kisii, Migori, Nairobi, Lamu and Nyamira, who will deliver assistance to the neediest groups in the rural communities. Even as we continue to respond to this emergency, we have not lost sight of the medium and long term interventions in supporting livelihoods of these communities to mitigate against deepening poverty and eroding the gains we have made thus far. We are looking at simple interventions such as provisions of seeds and farm implements to take advantage of the rainy seasons which will play a critical role in enhancing food security in the coming months.
 
This epidemic has provided a renewed collaboration between the Foundation and different corporate partners we have worked with in the past as we focus on prevention and best practices when it comes to containing the spread of the virus through provision of hand washing stations, providing recyclable health masks and for families whose livelihoods has completely been affected, provide food care packages for their daily meals. From the care packages already distributed, we have seen as little as Kshs. 1000 worth of a food basket can support a family for one week, while Kshs. 3500 is enough towards setting up a community hand-washing station.
 
Kindly feel free to join us in making a contribution of any amount to any of the referenced packages.