Safaricom Foundation has supported twenty-seven projects in the Ukambani region in the last few weeks. The projects have been funded through the Ndoto Zetu initative at a cost of KES 7 Million.
Residents of Makueni, Kitui, and Machakos counties who applied for their community dreams to be realized received support in Education, Health, and Economic empowerment.
“Ndoto Zetu Initiative is keen on addressing the social and economic effects that affect the community, to ensure improved quality of life. It is part of our commitement to impact communities that we have focused on for the last 20 years,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
A group of 30 farmers in Mbooni, Makueni County, who used to borrow a shared generator to pump water from the dam to their farms for irrigation, received a diesel water pump. The farmers will be connecting pipes directly from the generator at the dam site. The pump will reduce the trouble of carrying the water pipes to the dam area.
Ushirika wa Wajane group in Emali and Itaani group in Mbooni received tents and chairs while Inua Jamii group in Kibwezi received catering equipment.
In the last two months, the foundation, through Ndoto Zetu, has supported over 100 projects directly impacting close to 100,000 people.
Through the initiative, Safaricom Foundation asks individual Kenyans to share their dreams and aspirations that will positively impact their communities. During the first phase of the initiative last year, the foundation implemented over 300 projects across 40 counties at KES 30 Million, reaching more than 50,000 people.