“Thank you God. It’s all I can say” Antone Ateng said while trembling in disbelief, holding back his tears when he was given a chance to address the church after receiving a tricycle after 25 years.
Antone was born crippled in 1966, with his lower limbs deformed and weak. He cannot stand or walk. At class 7, he was taken for rehabilitation with no success.
Antone Ateng received his tricycle on a Sunday 12/11/2017 in St. Philips Ochok church in his village deep in Seme, Kisumu rural in front of a fulfilled congregation. Antone was accompanied by his wife and children, marking this a big day in their life as their faces and patience to the end of the church service could tell.
The church choir sang in joy, the women danced and wailed happy culturally, as the pastor finished with a powerful prayer and wished that Maji Maji Kenya Trust be empowered to do more for the community.
The church leaders lead by Jeremiah and Samson expressed their joy in the transformation of his life with every hope that he will now be able to make it to the market and as a cobbler, grow his craft to earn more.
The day ended with a group photo of a satisfied contented community that indeed Antone’s mobility has been aided. After 25 years, he will now be able get to Reru Market and repair more shoes.
As an organization we extend our gratitude to National Council for People with Disabilities in Kenya and look forward to more life transformations of people with disabilities