Amid stifled export market, flower growers offer hope to the sick

Health workers at the National Spinal Injury Hospital in Nairobi pose with their "Flowers of Hope" at the facility. The first bouquets were distributed at Kenyatta National Hospital and Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi on Thursday last week as the project kicked off. PHOTO | POOL

What you need to know:

  • The flowers are donated by flower farms under the Kenya Flower Council and distributed by the alliance together with Elgon Kenya and the Rotary International.
  • The initiative seeks to offer relief to those affected or directly dealing with Covid-19, considering that the blooms brighten up lives.
  • The first bouquets were distributed at Kenyatta National Hospital and Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi on Thursday last week as the project kicked off.
  • He urged the government to include imports of farm products like fertilisers and agriculture chemicals among essentials to avoid disrupting food production, which could aggravate the Covid-19 crisis.

The Kenya Private Sector Aliance-led initiative “Flowers of Hope” continued to deliver bouquets at hospitals, bringing hope to caregivers and patients.

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