Safaricom sponsors projects for street families
In a bid to support street families earn a living, Safaricom has handed over two projects worth over Sh350,000 in Molo and Nakuru counties.
The company handed over handcarts and a poultry project to a group of 50 street families.
Speaking after the handing over, a public relations officer at Safaricom, Sarah Oleng’, said the projects will greatly assist the youth to make a living without engaging in crime.
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“The street families mainly depend on begging for food and at times, mugging. With this project, we believe it will transform their lives and make them live harmoniously with the community,” she said.
The two projects will be sustained by selling eggs and chickens, while the carts will boost their day jobs of carrying luggage at the bus stage and market.
The projects are part of Ndoto Zetu, a social campaign by the the telecommunication firm to transform lives through impactful community investments.
Joseph Mburu, one of the beneficiaries, said the handcarts will be of great help to them, especially in the transportation of water to various commercial and residential estates.
“Currently, there is a water shortage and we have been carrying heavy jerricans of water to various hotels and homes with bare hands. With the handcarts, we shall be able to engage in this business more effectively and with ease,” said Mburu.
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One of the beneficiaries who received modern sheds for poultry rearing, Joseph Ngugi, said that with sustainable income, they will be able to keep off drugs and be useful members of society.
“We shall be seeking a market for our chickens and eggs within the town. Once the project succeeds, we shall engage in table banking for even bigger projects,” he said.