Kenyans can now support vulnerable families for as little as Ksh 1,135 through Kibera Community based Organisation – SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities) in partnership with Twiga and Jumia. The move comes at a time when the Government of Kenya has extended restriction of movement of people by extra 21 days to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“Families in low income, high density areas like Kibera slums are the most vulnerable over this COVID-19 period. By purchasing this package on Jumia, you can help support a needy family for up to one week”, said SHOFCO Founder, Kennedy Odede
This program offers a convenient way for customers who wish to donate during the pandemic period. Once they purchase the bundle on Jumia, Jumia will drop the bundles at SHOFCO’s hubs across Nairobi, and SHOFCO will see to it that the intended families get the donations from well-wishers (employing people in the communities to do so)
“Through this platform, well-wishers can have full confidence that we will deliver their donations to the people who need it most. Last week we dropped our first packages, which went to hundreds of families in need, and we have great data to show exactly which household received it. We are using sophisticated tracking tools to ensure end to end data transparency – and will be reporting regularly to the public. We can do so much more with the support of donors!”, said Jumia Kenya COO, Christine Sogomo
Twiga has discounted the price of fresh produce up to 50% making it affordable for those wishing to support needy families.
“The scale of this crisis has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses which calls for innovating beyond the customer and dedicating resources for the increasing food security issue seen in underprivileged communities,” said Twiga Foods CEO, Peter Njonjo.
To help a needy family, click here and purchase the Okoa Jamii bundle.