In February this year, Safaricom Foundation unveiled phase two of Ndoto Zetu – an overwhelmingly successful and impactful initiative which impacted at least 52, 473 people with over 300 projects implemented across 40 counties in the first phase. The launch of this second phase was at St. George’s Primary School in Ruiru. St. George’s is a school which has a wing for children with special needs like autism and hearing disabilities and this wing was one among hundreds of other beneficiaries around the country.
For this second phase which has prioritized health projects given the damage that COVID-19 has done to that sector, Safaricom Foundation has equipped fourteen health facilities from across the country to the tune of Ksh5.7 Million. Safaricom Foundation which has philanthropic footprints in all 47 counties works to improve and transform lives by partnering with organizations, institutions, and communities.
In Nyamira county for example, Nyangweta health centre received a hemoglobin machine while Esianya Dispensary has a new oxygen concentrator and centrifuge machine. Katito hospital and Andingo Opanga health centre in Kisumu received a hemoglobin Machine and an equipped maternity wing respectively.
Down at the coast, Manoa Dispensary in Taita Taveta received delivery beds, baby warmers and medicine trolleys while Kwale’s Mazeras health centre now has new maternity beds and delivery coaches.
You know what, why don’t we just have the complete list of beneficiaries. These are all powerful stories and each one of them will impact lives and ripple through communities.
- Full hemoglobin Machine to Katito Sub-County Laboratory Hospital, Kisumu County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000.00
- Hemoglobin Machine to Nyangweta Health Centre, Nyamira County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000.00
- Oxygen Concentrator and Centrifuge Machine to Esianya Dispensary, Nyamira County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000.00
- Equipped Maternity Wing to Andingo Opanga Health Centre, Kisumu County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000.00
- Delivery beds, baby warmers, Medicine Trolley and TV Set to Manoa Dispensary, Taita Taveta County funded at a cost of Kshs 900,000.00
- Maternity beds, beddings and delivery coaches to Mazeras Health Centre, Kwale County funded at a cost of Kshs 400,000.00
- Maternity Equipment to Mang’u Health Centre, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000.
- Blood Pressure Machines, Weighing Scales and Electric sterilizers to Molo South Dispensary, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Kshs 158,000.00
- Outpatient Facility to Losibil Dispensary, Nakuru County funded at a cost of Kshs 245,000.00
- Ward beds and Oncology Chairs to Nyeri Hospice Organization, Nyeri County funded at a cost of Ksh 500,000.00
- Wheel Chairs, Adult diapers, Walking Sticks, Walking Frames and Portable Toilets to Purity Elderly Care Foundation, Nyeri County funded at a cost of Kshs 460,000.00
- Maternity Equipment to Gakimbi Health Centre, Meru County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000.00
- Basic Medical Equipment to Gaketha Health Dispensary, Tharaka – Nithi County funded at a cost of Kshs 500,000.00
- Therapy equipment to Early Milestones Interventions and Development Centre on Wednesday funded at a cost Kshs 200,000.00
We are looking forward to talking to some of the beneficiaries of Ndoto Zetu and getting it from them just how much of an impact this program is having on them and those around them.