Safaricom staff rally for needy families

An initiative to provide food for more than 2,500 families in low-income settlements in six urban areas has been successful.

25 Aug 2020 . 554 Views

Safaricom staff came together in August to donate funds to help families whose livelihoods have been effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch how Safaricom employees were involved in distributing the foodstuff.

The staff contribution of more than KSh2 million was then matched by the Safaricom Foundation, and the donation of foodstuff was held on the morning of August 12 at Korogocho Stadium in Nairobi.

The staff were led on that charitable visit to Korogocho by Peter Ndegwa, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to amplify human suffering and economic instability across the globe.

It especially presents a grim reality for low-income households who without government or well-wishers’ intervention risk going without basic necessities such as food.
Because of the pandemic, their sources of income have diminished rendering them unable to provide for themselves and their families.

Through the initiative dubbed 6000 Strong, over 2500 families received one month’s supply of food; these were more than 1300 families in Korogocho and an additional 1300 in Bungoma, Mombasa, Thika, Kitengela and Naivasha.

The initiative was in partnership with Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), which gives hope and opportunity to the neediest in various slums and low income settlements around the country.

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