Safaricom to Donate Foodstuff to Vulnerable Families

Safaricom staff members have donated foodstuff worth over KES 4 million shillings to more than 2,500 needy households across the country.

From donation of PPEs and handwashing water tanks to food aid and basic needs, Safaricom has actively transformed the lives of Kenyans during the pandemic. Through M-PESA and Safaricom Foundation, the telco has been actively involved to alleviate the plight of both health workers and Kenyan citizens.

In this recent initiative, Safaricom employees decided to join hands and contribute towards vulnerable families  affected by COVID-19. They raised over KES 2 million shillings. This amount was then matched by Safaricom Foundation who added KES 2 million.

Part of this donation will see more than 1,300 families in Korogocho and another 1,200 households in Kitengela, Thika, Naivasha, Mombasa and Bungoma receive one month’s supply of foodstuff.

“Our team of 6,000 staff felt it’s important that they make a personal contribution to help us drive our purpose of Transforming Lives. They came together to donate and we will be distributing this to communities who have been affected by the pandemic”, said Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO.

Over the last couple of months, healthcare workers in 13 counties have received PPEs donated by Safaricom. Furthermore, residents of Kibera, Mathare, Kawangware and Korogocho have benefited from Safaricom Foundation water funded projects while several Counties have also received handwashing soap.

In April Safaricom donated KES200 Million through the Safaricom and M-PESA Foundations towards providing Cash transfers for food to support vulnerable communities as well as thermal cameras worth KES 10 million to the Ministry of Health installed in various border entry points.

Safaricom has so far committed over KES 250 million in various philanthropic initiatives in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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