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"Kenyans are very passionate about positively impacting their communities," Safaricom CEO Ndegwa. 

Safaricom Foundation has set aside Ksh170 million to fund community investment set to benefit over 1.6 million Kenyans countrywide.

The fund will be channeled through programs in areas of health, education, and economic empowerment under the Foundation’s sustainable philanthropy programs namely Ndoto Zetu, Pamoja, and Usamaria.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa noted that they are keen to transform and empower Kenyans countrywide. 

“The transformation we have seen since the inception of Ndoto Zetu affirms that Kenyans are very passionate about positively impacting their communities. Each dream we help fulfill translates to thousands of lives being uplifted, that is why we are keen to continue partnering with Kenyans to transform lives,” Ndegwa stated. 

Ndoto Zetu, which is now entering its fifth phase, aims to support individual Kenyans to bring to life the dreams and aspirations they have for their communities.

The Foundation has set aside Ksh 100 million towards this initiative, with submissions open from 12th July 2023 through to 11th August 2023.

Students from Machakos School for the Deaf took Safaricom PLC CEO Peter Ndegwa through the new computers they received during Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu Phase 5 launch. 

Safaricom Foundation has also set aside Ksh 50 million towards its Pamoja Scheme, which enables Safaricom staff to engage in a community project of their choice within the communities they serve.

A further Ksh20 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.

Since 2019, Safaricom Foundation has invested Ksh271 million in over 1400 Ndoto Zetu community projects in education, health, and economic empowerment, improving the lives of more than 1.9 million Kenyans. In the recently concluded phase 4, the Foundation funded 392 projects worth Ksh 100 million, impacting over 700,000 lives.