The third phase of Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative is set to benefit over 1.2 million people across the 47 counties in an undertaking that will see Kes100 million invested in various projects.
The initiative, which started as a dream, is today touching the lives of thousands of Kenyans one project at a time, by offering Kenyans the opportunity to nominate their dream projects for financing under Safaricom Foundation.
More than 200 education projects, 44 health initiatives and over 160 economic empowerment programs will be getting the financing around the country over the next few months.
Bisil Health Centre in Kajiado County and Mathews Mission Health facility in Nairobi were among the first health facilities to receive their equipment which included a newborn incubator, beds, suction machine, ultrasound machine, and oxygen concentrator among other items.
In Kiambu, Kiamwangi and Gachororo Primary became the first learning institutions to have their dreams brought to life after the foundation donated desks and chairs to the schools.
Ndoto Zetu, which is part of the Foundation’s philanthropic partnerships across the country also aims to support individual Kenyans, who are keen to make an impact in their communities through social investments.
Since its inception in 2019, Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative has transformed the lives of over 2 million people across the country.
Safaricom Foundation has been targeting community projects under three key pillars; health, education, and economic empowerment for financing.
At least 52,473 people were impacted in the first phase of the initiative that saw over 300 projects across 40 counties implemented at a cost of over Kes30 million.
Ndoto Zetu phase two was the most impactful this year touching 243,502 lives in each of the 47 counties.