Coast Residents Benefit from Safaricom Foundation’s Economic Empowerment Projects

Safaricom, Lawrence Mutua, commissions a water project to Tsamvulani Mwache Fishermen and Traders Association in Kwale County. [PHOTO – COURTESY]
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 Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative has supported six groups in Kwale and Kilifi with economic empowerment projects worth Kshs.  800,000 benefiting close to four thousand people in the two counties.

In Kwale County, Tsamvulani Mwache Fishermen and Traders Association received water pumps and fish coolers while Huhenzane and Taru Groups benefited from baking equipment and a posho mill respectively.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is  also an unprecedented  socio-economic crisis. That is why our Ndoto Zetu initiative is focusing on supporting the requests we have received in the health sector as well as empowering community groups,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Other groups that received support include Wesa Pefa children’s Home, Lola Rako women’s group and the Bahati group for the disabled all in Kilifi County. They each received items to help them in supporting their livelihoods including a solar pump system, sewing machines and a coconut grating machine.

Last month the foundation, through Ndoto Zetu, donated equipment worth Kshs.  5.7 million to fourteen  health facilities across the country. 

Ndoto Zetu which is part of the foundation’s philanthropic partnerships aims to support  Kenyans who are keen on having  an impact in their communities through social investments.

Through the initiative, Safaricom Foundation requests Kenyans to share the dreams and aspirations that will have a positive impact on their communities. During the first phase of the initiative last year, the foundation implemented over three hundred projects across forty counties at a cost of Kshs.  30 million, each reaching more than fifty thousand people.

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