Less privileged families from drought-stricken counties have got every reason to smile as leading Solar Provider, Bboxx Kenya, came to their aid during the festivities.
The families which benefitted were drawn from Wayu Duka village, Hola, Tana River County and Mile 46 Elang’ata Waus in Kajiado County. The area residents were greatly affected by drought which wiped out their livestock which is their only source of livelihood.
Speaking during the food donation exercise, Bboxx Head of Marketing and Research Japheth Akhulia noted that the company is committed to supporting marginalized communities who form part of their loyal customers.
“The drought poses a big challenge to you as our customers. We therefore as a company understand your plight and that is why we have come to your aid during this hard time you have been left with no source of income,” he noted.
Mr Akhulia at the same time lauded them for showing good creditworthiness as the majority pay for solar products on time without fail despite the drought bedeviling them.
Coast Regional Area Manager Anthony Odima noted that the drought situation in Hola is worrying, something which has pushed the company to continue with food donation exercises from time to time.
“We as a company understand the hardships you face. You are counting huge losses as a result of the current drought season. You have been totally left with little or nothing at all to fend for your families”, he noted.
Wayu Duka Area Senior Chief could not hide his joy while receiving the food donation as he thanked the Bboxx company for the food aid to curb faminę among the area residents.
“We are very grateful to Bboxx company for the food relief during such a time we are facing hunger in our area as a result of continuous drought, something which has left us with no livestock, food and water. We also appeal for more support from well-wishers. Our people are really suffering,” he stated.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Elang’ata Waus Chief William Kiteti Moile who thanked Bboxx company for coming to their aid during this period.
According to Chief Moile, area residents are forced to trek for long distances in search of water and pasture something which he says disintegrates many families.
He thanked Bboxx Central region Manager Mutio Kavindyo who was overseeing the event for organizing the food donation for Christmas festivities.
“Thanks, Bboxx company for the food donation, our families will at least have something to put on the table and more especially our kids have got every reason to celebrate during this festive season”, he said.
This comes at a time Bboxx company has announced a major reduction in TV prices for a limited period to enable clients to celebrate this festive season stress-free.