By Zipporah Karani, World Vision Communications Officer, Kenya
Thirty-nine-year-old Ngendo was having dinner and enjoying quality time with her husband John and five children, when the sound of fast moving water caught their attention.
“We opened the door and what we saw was shocking. It was raining heavily. And there was a lot of water moving with so much speed towards our house. It was scary!”
Together with their five children, Ngendo and her husband dashed out of the house and escaped to safety through a hole at a nearby fence.
Despite being saved from the floods, some of the family’s furniture, utensils and farm crops were destroyed by the excess water.
They are among the more than 400 people affected by floods caused by heavy rainfall at Ndabibi in Nakuru County, Kenya.
Many of them have been accommodated at a nearby school that the government turned into a camp, as they wait to rebuild their lives.
World Vision is supporting the affected families in the camp with Non Food Items (NFI) kits comprising of kitchen utensils, blankets, mattresses, jerry cans and hygiene supplies (soap and water disinfection tablets).
The organisation will also distribute seeds to these families so as to enable them replenish crops destroyed by the rains.
“I thank World Vision from the bottom of my heart. What they have provided is helping us to cope with this situation as we slowly go back to normal life,” says Ngendo.