Centum Foundation has embarked on plans to connect 10,000 residents of Githogoro settlement with clean water and provide food hampers to over 3,000 needy families whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The food hampers, packaged to last the families for two weeks, will be distributed by Centum Foundation and Vipingo development Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) listed Centum Investment Company Plc. This will be done in collaboration with the county governments.
Centum is also installing tapped water and storage tanks for that will benefit an estimated 10,000 residents of the Githogoro settlement, located near the Two Rivers Mall in Kiambu County.
Açcording to Centum CEO Dr James Mwori, Centum’s goal is to ease the pain for thousands of Kenyans who are struggling to put a meal on the table at this difficult time.Dr. Mworia added that COVID-19 pandemic marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of humanity to overcome.
“The COVID-19 pandemic marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of humanity to overcome. Our contribution as Centum Foundation to this fund will support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities during one of the most challenging times we have collectively faced,” added Dr Mworia.