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 that will benefit an estimated 10,000 residents of the Githogoro settlement, located near the Two Rivers Mall in Kiambu County.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the livelihood of millions of people across the country and world at large mainly through business closures and economic shutdowns.
“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, if we all come together, we’ll overcome this pandemic,” said the Centum CEO Dr. James Mworia.
Githogoro residents will get four, 10,000-litre tanks and fifty, 100-liter tanks in the Sh3 million water project intended to help improve hygiene standards in the settlement, a key factor in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
“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.