THE REPORT ON THE MONTHLY LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT FOR FIFTY ST. MONICA WIDOWS AND POOR WOMEN IN ST ANNE’S CATHOLIC PARISH SEGA
FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019
REPORT IS COMPILED BY REV. FR. GODWIN A. OLUOCH
FR. IN CHARGE, ST. ANNE’S SEGA CATHOLIC PARISH
P. O. BOX 18, SEGA
REPORT SUBMITTED ON 05/11/2019
TABLE OF CONTENT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PG 1
RECOMMENDATIONS AND LESSONSPG 2
CONCLUSION PG 3
St. Anne’s monthly livelihood support for fifty widows (St. Monica’s) and poor women is a charity program initiated by Teresa charities that aims to support the poor widows and old women around St. Anne’s Catholic Parish Sega.
St. Anne’s Catholic Parish is found in Sega,Siaya county, around 335kms north-west of Nairobi, Kenya. The geographical coordinates for Sega are 0`15’North,34`13’33’’East.The parish borders Busiacounty on the northern side and Kakamega on the East.The population around the parishis is majorly Luos but with few Luhyas on northern and the eastern parts of the Parish.
The residents are purely subsistent farmers with some keeping also few heads of cattle and goats or sheep. Their main crops being maize and beans. They also plant cassava and sorghum. With Ugali as their staple food. The community depend on the long rains that come between February and July, and on short rains that come in August for their food production. Most families get a harvest of 1 bag of maize and few tins of beans each season.
However, due to old age and illnesses coupled with challenges due to the Luo customary believes on widow inheritance and on property in heritance, especially for widows. Most of these women are not able to do farming and therefore cannot sustain themselves. St. Monica widow’s group is a spiritual group within the Archdiocese of Kisumu. This group was initiated by the church in Kisumu for socioeconomic and spiritual support for the widows. In Sega Catholic church we have more than 300 St. Monica members.
The program aims at supporting these women, and other poor women who are not members of the St. Monica group, with their livelihood. The program is to help them get some foodstuff on a monthly basis.
We received kshs 98,000 from Deac. Vu ( the bank gave us kshs 98 for each dollar). This was to be used for the months of September and October. Thus, we had kshs 49,000 for the month of September.
Kshs 45,000 was to be used on the food staff for 50 people and kshs 5,000 was to be used on transportation of the food staff. 50 poor people had beenidentified , with the support of the Catechists, 50 women who were deemed to be more needy. Some of them can walk, others cannot walk. Those who were not able to walk got assistance of the small Christian community ( duol) to represent them.We bought rice, sugar and bar soaps for each of them. We limited the number of things we were buying so that each person was able to get a considerable quantity.
ITEM QTY PRICE TOTAL
RICE 100KGS KSHS 120 KSHS 12,000
SUGAR 200KGS KSHS 110 KSHS 22,000
BAR SOAP 4 CARTONS KSHS 2,400 KSHS 9,600
SODAS 4 CRATES KSHS 600 KSHS 2,400
CAKES KSHS 1,000 KSHS 1,000
TOTAL KSHS 47,000
The amount spent was kshs 47,000 on the food stuff.