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Food and Water for Changoto

Apr 11, 2017

On the 22nd March 2017, in the drought-stricken area of Changoto, Kilifi County, Kenya, food and water aid was provided to a needy population of about 1,600 inhabitants, making up 260 households.

Changoto is an area that has not often been covered by international aid organizations and the above intervention did succeed in at least alleviating in part the plight of the inhabitants and bring a smile to their faces.

This initiative was undertaken by the Order of Malta spearheaded by the spouse of the Charge’ d’Affaires, Mrs. Marinella De Paoli who was instrumental in conceiving the project with the precious assistance and support of close friends and well-wishers. The Order was able to raise funds through their generous donations that contributed to the procurement, for each household, of 50 kg of foodstuffs made up of maize flour, beans, cooking oil, salt, sugar and tea, in addition to 40 litres of drinking water.

The Order is very grateful to H.E. the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Barbara, Bishop of Malindi and the diocesan members, Fr. Wilfred and Fr. Orazio, for indicating the needs of the people of Changoto and for directly participating in this endeavour, and is equally grateful to Mr. Hassan Makungu Musa, Coast Region Manager of the Kenya Red Cross Society and his entire team, for their invaluable logistic support.