Safaricom foundation is once again out to offer help to Kenyans, this round partnering with Kenya Redcross. The two have partnered to offer support to Kenyans who have been hardest hit by floods.
The country is experiencing huge amount of rainfall all over the nation and some areas have been heavily affected by floods.
Safaricm foundation and Kenya redcross have raised 14.7million worth of donations to benefit affected families in 4 counties. The four counties to receive the support are Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya and Busia.
The donation includes kits with basic household essentials, reusable face masks and three months’ supply of sanitary towels and will be distributed to affected residents in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya and Busia
The household essential kit will contain the following: Tarpaulins, a Kitchen set, Blankets, Jerrycans, Sleeping mats, Soap, Mosquito nets and an easy-to-use water disinfectant.
In a post Safaricom foundation have also stated that they are working together with redcross to send out messages to people living in flood prone counties, asking them to take early precaution.
So far SMS early warning alerts have been sent out to over 11 million people in West Kenya, Rift Valley, Coast, North Eastern and Central.
In a statement from Kenya Redcross Close to 105, 000 people in these Counties have been displaced and are at risk of getting water borne diseases.
“It is distressing that at a time when we are working towards curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are faced with a new crisis that has left thousands of people displaced and at risk of contracting not only the Coronavirus but also malaria, pneumonia and other water borne diseases. Therefore, we have partnered with Kenya Red Cross, just as we have done in the past during times of natural disasters, to support them in their endeavors to save those affected by floods,” said Joseph Ogutu, Safaricom Foundation Chairman.
Safaricom Foundation has been in the frontline to help Kenyans duing thi hard times. They recently partnered with education NGO, Dignitas to support students from over 1,000 households in Kawangware and Dandora by donating tablets for e-learning purposes.
Kenya Redcross have also been offering support to people being affected by the rains they have been airlifting Households items to be distributed to families marooned by floods in Pakaso village, Kajiado County thanks to @Airbus Foundation for availing Airbus Helicopter Services.