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Airtel’s Sh25 Million to Help Kenyans Affected by Floods Bounce Back

Funds will be utilised in the recovery of communities in the Western and Lake Basin regions

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Airtel Money Kenya Ltd has donated Ksh25 million to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to assist Kenyans affected by flooding. The all-cash donation aims to boost KRCS’s relief efforts in the restoration of livelihoods in some of the counties most affected by the floods, targeting more than 20,000 households.

The funds shall be utilised in the recovery of communities in the Western and Lake Basin regions of Kenya through the restoration of the fish industry and entrepreneurial skills building. Adversely affected farming community members from Eastern Kenya will also benefit through receiving livestock to enable them to restore their sources of livelihood.

Speaking during the cheque handover ceremony, Mr Ashish Malhotra, Managing Director of Airtel Kenya, emphasised the importance of unity among stakeholders in supporting fellow citizens affected by the floods. “We believe the contribution will offer much-needed relief and aid in the recovery and rebuilding of communities impacted by the severe consequences of heavy rains,” he said.

Mrs Anne Kinuthia-Otieno, Managing Director of Airtel Money echoed this sentiment, stating, this donation would help make a positive impact in the lives of affected Kenyans. “We believe in the power of collective action and unity among stakeholders to make a positive impact on society. Together, we can rebuild and restore hope for affected families,” she said.

According to KRCS, an estimated 244 citizens have lost their lives since the onset of the March-April-May rains, with close to 280,000 people displaced from their homes. Regions affected include the Coastal area, Central, Nairobi, the Western Highlands, Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, South-eastern lowlands, and North-eastern.

Receiving the donation, Dr Ahmed Idris, Secretary General of the Kenya Red Cross Society,  thanked Airtel Kenya for the donation, saying it will go a long way in providing relief to the affected Kenyans. Airtel Kenya’s collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society amidst the floods fosters the company’s commitment to humanitarian aid and community support in crises.

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