Twenty-two weeks expectant mother, Jackline Vihenda, during her first prenatal check-up done by Constance Okoth, a nurse at St. Marys Medical clinic in Kibra
Twenty-two weeks expectant mother, Jackline Vihenda, during her first prenatal check-up done by Constance Okoth, a nurse at St. Marys Medical clinic in Kibra

Safaricom Foundation has donated various medical equipment to St.Mary’s hospital and Mary Rice Centre in Kibra through its Ndoto Zetu initiative.

St. Mary’s hospital who were facing difficulties in attending to patients in a catchment area of 2,000 received incubators, ultrasound machines, delivery beds, hospital beds, microscope, sanction pumps, waiting room chairs and shelves all worth KES 500,000. Mary Rice Centre Kenya, which takes care of 80 children living with disabilities in Kibra, received therapy equipment valued at KES 300,000.

“Through this equipment, we hope these facilities can achieve the much-needed early intervention to avoid maternal deaths and also ensure that children with disabilities acquire life skills that make them independent,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Financial Services, Safaricom PLC, Mahkor Solanki, (L), assisting Occupational therapist, Esther Ndung’u to vertically position a standing aid for Vivian Ayuma, (C).
Financial Services, Safaricom PLC, Mahkor Solanki, (L), assisting Occupational therapist, Esther Ndung’u to vertically position a standing aid for Vivian Ayuma, (C).

In the last two months the foundation, through Ndoto Zetu has donated equipment worth KES 7.1 million to 19 health facilities across the country.

Through the initiative, Safaricom Foundation asks individual Kenyans to share their dreams and aspirations that will have a positive impact on their communities. During the first phase of the initiative last year, the foundation implemented over 300 projects across 40 counties at the cost of KES 30 Million reaching more than 50,000 people.

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