Safaricom Foundation Announces KES 210 million Investment in Community Programmes Countrywide as it Launches Ndoto Zetu Phase 6

Judy Ndunge News & Updates April 23, 2024

Over one million Kenyans are expected to benefit from the Foundation’s sustainable philanthropy programs in health, education, and economic empowerment.

Nairobi, 22nd April 2024…. Safaricom Foundation has set aside KES 210 million to fund community investments set to benefit over one million Kenyans countrywide.

The fund will be channeled to health, education and economic empowerment projects under the Foundation’s sustainable philanthropy programmes namely Ndoto Zetu, Pamoja, Usamaria, and Regional Engagements.

Ndoto Zetu, which is now entering its sixth phase, is part of the Foundation’s philanthropic partnerships across the country. It aims to support individual Kenyans who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments.

The Foundation has set aside KES 100 million towards this initiative, with submissions open from 19th April 2024 to 18th May. 2024.“Looking back at the impact Ndoto Zetu has had so far, it is evident that through collaborations, we can transform lives. Each dream we help fulfill translates to thousands of lives being uplifted, and affirms that Kenyans are very passionate about positively impacting their communities,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom PLC.

Since its inception in 2019, Ndoto Zetu has seen Safaricom Foundation invest KES 271 million in over 1400 projects, directly improving more than 1.9 million lives across all 47 counties. In Phase 5, the Foundation handed over to the community 299 projects across the country.

“In August last year, we marked our 20th anniversary by starting a year-long celebration of 20 years of transforming lives, a journey that has been made possible through partnerships. Over the years, Ndoto Zetu has become one of our most impactful initiatives, and we are excited to launch another phase, through which we will continue partnering with communities to support projects that are close to them,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Usamaria, an initiative through which the Foundation supports patients from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by offsetting their medical bills in public hospitals.

As part of its community investments, Safaricom Foundation has also set aside KES 50 Million towards its Pamoja Scheme, which enables Safaricom employees to engage in a community project of their choice, while a further KES 30 million has been set aside for Usamaria, an initiative through which the Foundation supports patients from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by offsetting their medical bills in public hospitals.

Additionally, the Foundation has set aside KES 30 million towards regional engagements, which provide its regional operations teams across the country a chance to engage the communities they serve through impactful projects. Since their inception, the Pamoja Scheme has impacted over 1.2 million lives, while Usamaria has supported over 1,000 patients.

Kenyans can apply for Ndoto Zetu by visiting www.safaricomfoundation.org/ndotozetu for more information, or by visiting any Safaricom Retail Shop and filling in an application form for a chance to have their community dream realized. Successful applicants will be contacted by Safaricom Foundation via 0722000000.

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