For more than 50 years, EMM has owned and operated a guest house in Nairobi, Kenya. Originally known as the Mennonite Guesthouse, it is now called Amani Gardens Inn. Up until a few weeks ago, the inn provided warm hospitality to hundreds of missionaries, other nonprofit workers, and national guests. Because of restrictions imposed by the Kenyan government due to COVID-19, in late March, Amani Gardens Inn had to close operations, resulting in a complete loss of revenue and the subsequent need to lay off or furlough most of the staff. While management intends to re-open the inn as soon as the global crisis has been resolved, in the intervening weeks and months, the furloughed staff will be in need of financial assistance. Each staff member has been paid a separation amount as required by law, but as the shutdown continues, many will find it a struggle to meet basic needs.
Would you consider contributing to a benevolence fund, which will be equally distributed among the furloughed Kenyan staff?
$100 will help one staff member meet his or her basic needs for one month