Elderly People

Ethel Foundation began with the vision of Fr Cornel Omondi, C.Ss.R. in our parish Iruma, in the diocese of Meru in Kenya. He had witnessed the elderly, abandoned by their children, and no one to take care of them when they were old and sick. He had witnessed a woman eaten by maggots while still alive.

When he shared with a few youngsters in the parish his desire to help such people they came together to do something. Soon others joined in the vision of Cornel and thus Ethel Foundation was born in 2017. It is a registered society now, under the Ministry of East Africa community, labor and social protection department of social development. Besides Catholics, there are people of other denominations and faith in the governing body of the Ethel Foundation.

Ethel Foundation currently has 44 dependants in Iruma in Tharaka Nithi County. İt has a plan to expand its operation to other areas too. A main need of the eldareasXis their daily food. Also, many of the dependents need toilet facilities, repair of their leaking roofs, and strengthening of their mud walls. The Foundation runs entirely on donations from well-wishers, members of the organization, and some corporates. Besides Fr Cornel Omondi, two other Redemptorists too, Frs Titus Mutiku and Lewis Mutiso, are members of the Board. The confreres of Kenya Mission and the Provincial government of Bangalore province are in support of this noble mission.

Would you like to support this noble mission to the Elderly? Please do contact us with details on the contact page