The Imarika foundation has donated 50 water tanks to the Kilifi county covid-19 emergency fund.
The 100 litres capacity tanks will be used for handwashing in the fight against the pandemic.
Imarika Foundation Chief Executive Officer Peter Angore said the water tanks will be distributed in the rural areas where there are no handwashing equipment especially in public areas.
Angore further said the foundation will donate Ksh100, 000 every month to support the Kilifi county emergency fund.
“We will be issuing this money every month until the pandemic is wiped. We have already given food worth Ksh 50, 000 to the kitty,” said Angore
Imarika Sacco acting CEO George Yongo said the pandemic has taken a toll on the operations of the financial institutions which has a membership of over 100, 000 members.
Yongo said repayment rate of loans by members has been greatly affected.
“Our members who are in formal employment account for about 30 percent only while the rest are in informal employment. Most of them are currently not working hence they cannot repay their loans nor pay their shares. We are in discussion to see how to cushion them,” he said
Kilifi county chief officer for trade Mary Mkare who received the tanks thanked the foundation for standing with the county.
Mkare said the tanks will be distributed in rural areas.