As part of its corporate social responsibility, Jumia donated clothes and foodstuff worth Ksh. 1 million to the Mama Fauzia children’s home.
It was all smiles as representatives from the home received the goods at a colorful handover ceremony held at the home in Kasarani on Friday. Jumia communications Manager, Robinson Murage said the company will continue to support the communities in which it operates.
“We are committed to help improve the livelihoods of the less fortunate members of the community in which we operate. We hope this donation will go a long way to the cause.”
The Jumia team also took the day to celebrate their Muslim customers across the country by donning Muslim attires before handing over the boxes of new clothes, shoes and foodstuffs to the home. Mama Zainab from the home thanked the company for the donation.
“I want to say thank you so much on behalf of the entire Mama Fauzia Family, I lack words to say how handy this donation comes in for this home. Thank you so much, “said mama Zainab.
Mama Fauzia is a children’s’ home started by Maalim Hassan and his wife Fauzia, hence the name. The husband died in 1997 and the home continued under the watch and care of Mama Fauzia and her committee that consists of six professional women.
The home was first based in the slums of Majengo in 2006, with financial contributions from the committee and well-wishers, the kids were able to move to a bigger and safer environment at Kasarani. The center is home to over 100 kids aged 1yr. to 20 years.
Mama Fauzia children’s’ home is a registered institution and thus does not receive help from the Kenyan government. The home mostly depends on well-wishers or small organizations that happen to hear of it.