Betty Kyallo visited families with critically ill patients at home in Kibra, Nairobi as part of a charity mission to offer a helping hand during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She explained that many family members had turned into permanent care-givers at home, making it impossible for them to go out to fend for themselves with the situation worsened by the economic downturn.
Betty was accompanied on the mission to Kibra by her sister Gloria Kyallo. They visited several families and donated food items among other essential supplies.Media Personality Betty Kyallo driving in Nairobi in May 2020.YouTube
Players of Nairobi City Stars F.C were also involved in the charity mission organized by the Jonathan Jackson Foundation.
Kyallo explained that, being in a privileged position, she felt a need to be strong and able to assist others, stating that she chose to tag her siblings along to inculcate important values.
Some of the family members and patients were visibly excited when they saw Betty walking into their homes and thanked her for making the donations.
They went door-to-door after mapping out the families, with Betty and her sister also engaging the families in conversations.
Betty sought to find out from some of the care-givers what life had been like for them particularly during the pandemic, questioning what could be done to improve the situation.
"The situation here is really tough.It's heart-breaking," stated a visibly emotional Betty after interacting with a number of patients.
Jonathan Jackson, founder of the organization behind the mission, explained that they liaised with the communities to draft a list of families with critically ill patients at home.
He noted that Nairobi City Stars players visited families to confirm the presence of the patients to ensure the donations reached the intended people.
Many of those who were assisted thanked Betty profusely for helping them out and wished her the best.
Notably, the program is to be expanded to other informal settlements in Nairobi beyond Kibera.
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