Safaricom supports healthcare and economic empowerment of communities in Coast region

Safaricom, through its M-PESA and Safaricom Foundations, has supported health and economic empowerment projects worth Kshs 9.5 million in Kilifi and Mombasa Counties.

In Kilifi County, M-PESA Foundation in partnership with Flying Doctors Society of Africa organised a fistula camp where over 60 women benefitted from free fistula treatment and surgery at Kilifi County Referral Hospital. M-PESA Foundation supported the camp to the tune of Kshs 8.5 million.

(TOP: Safaricom’s Director of Brand and Marketing Zizwe Awuor – right – gives a dignity pack to a patient at Kilifi County Referral Hospital).

“This partnership has created awareness about fistula, and we urge more women to get screened and take advantage of these medical camps to get free surgeries. Through such interventions, we are also living our purpose, which is to transform lives,” said Nicholas Nganga, Chairman, M-PESA Foundation.

The camp also provided training for Community Health Workers and Community Health Volunteers to strengthen health outcomes and support for fistula cases.

“The Flying Doctors’ Society provides access to outreach medical services. We offer hope, create awareness, and reduce the stigma faced by those living with fistula. We are committed to restoring the dignity of women and girls in the country as part of our efforts to contribute to the eradication of fistula in Kenya by 2030,” said Tanya Nduati, CEO of Flying Doctors’ Society of Africa.

In Mombasa County, Safaricom Foundation through the Ndoto Zetu initiative equipped Railways Dispensary with an assortment of laboratory items to improve service delivery and boost blood analysis at the facility. The Foundation also funded the purchase of workshop equipment to the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) to enable persons with disabilities engage in entrepreneurship. Both investments were worth Kshs 1 million.


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