Along with the rest of the business, Safaricom Foundation aligned its thematic areas against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that United Nations member states are expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies. They comprise 17 goals geared towards ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. This has allowed us to align our thematic areas to a global benchmark; and to partner with a broader range of partners on our community and social impact programmes.

The Sustainable Goals are also aligned to our overall purpose of transforming lives. To achieve this purpose, Safaricom Foundation has partnered with organisations and communities in each of our 47 counties. We have seen first-hand the resilience and determination of communities to come together and contribute their resources, skills and ideas to address their community problems. We see our role as that of a catalyst and a partner for long-term transformation in institutions and communities.

I have seen firsthand how partnerships with communities across the country can transform lives. These partnerships are anchored on the belief that whatever project we undertake leaves a mark on the intended beneficiaries, be it in health, education, environmental conservation or arts and culture.

These partnerships have borne fruits as you will see in this report. We have made tremendous strides over the last two years that the report covers, with impactful stories across all the thematic areas. We have stories that focus on specific people, young and old, and communities and the impact that Safaricom Foundation’s support had in their lives.

In this report, we share stories of our partnerships and their impact and how implementing sustainable projects has freed hundreds of women and girls from trekking to fetch water; allowed thousands of young girls and boys to learn in decent school infrastructure; provided economic opportunities to both the youth and adults and improved the quality of life of many communities around the country.

Joseph Ogutu

Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
Foundation Members

Smiles By The Number

Driven by our purpose, mission and values, this illustration shows how Safaricom Foundation is positively transforming lives. The numbers and percentages are only a glimpse of our story. This report will demonstrate the value of our work and our partnerships to communities, to the environment, and ultimately to Kenya between 2015-2017.


Oasis of hope springs forth in
Taita Taveta

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Making life better a drop at a time

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Restoring dignity to women with

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Giving babies best chance of

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Ambulance gives new lease of life to
pregnant women in Homa Bay

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Stretching a canopy over Ngare Ndare

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How a simple technology is changing

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Small loans make big entrepreneurs
out of rural households

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From dilapidation to academic springboard

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The day Joseph met the Good Samaritan

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Liberated to learn: The Huru Sanitary Project

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Powering education for special needs learners

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