FROM CALAMITY TO COLLABORATION
Safaricom Foundation, through its
partners, has been able to provide
relief in emergency cases in Kenya
impacting the lives of 5,793 and 28,965
people directly and indirectly respectively.
We provide initial funding to humanitarian agencies for disasters and emergencies amongst the communities in Kenya with an aim of reducing suffering, disease and death.
We have responded to disaster emergencies in Nairobi, Garissa, Kilifi and Samburu.
We contributed essential amenities including food and beddings towards the victims of the huruma building collapse.
The Foundation has also put in place structures
for shorter turnaround times for proposals for
the Disaster Relief programme, thus saving
time and, more importantly, lives.
In addition to responding directly to disasters and emergencies, we have a longer-term strategy to help communities prepare for disasters and recover more quickly after an emergency.
In 2016, Safaricom Foundation contributed funds to support families in Samburu who were affected by drought and famine. Safaricom Foundation contributed essential amenities including food and beddings towards the victims of the Huruma building collapse. In 2017, we supported Moi Girls Nairobi after a deadly fire at the school.