Pwani Oil in partnership with Naledi Initiative for the Samburu North Communities Food drive has today run a social impact food drive initiative in Samburu North & Turkana South, aimed at improving the health and hygiene status of the marginalized and underserved rural communities in the region.
At least 450 residents from the region benefited from the initiative which involved the donation of 20 cartons of Popco 12x1ltr oil (240pcs) and 10 cartons of 25x800g Ndume Blue bar soap (250pcs). The donation was received by Neesha Velani, Fundraising Ambassador at Naledi Initiative. The initiative is a non-profit community-based organization registered in Kenya, under the Ministry of East Africa Community, Labour, and Social Protection, Department of Social Development.
“We are committed to corporate social responsibility, and our donation aligns with our values of giving back to the community. We recognize that businesses have a responsibility to contribute positively to society, and we are committed to fulfilling that responsibility by supporting initiatives aimed at uplifting communities,” said Pwani Oil Commercial Director, Rajul Maldesaid, speaking during the donation.
He added that Pwani oil’s mission is to help consumers enjoy their lives, “confidently facilitating them to cook healthily and wash hygienically. We believe that our donation will make a significant difference in this region by providing essential food items to families facing food insecurity. Besides, it will help to ensure that families have access to nutritious meals and also improve their overall well-being.”
The donation was distributed to the communities in the region of Baragoi, Nachola, and Ngilai Bendera to support the food drive and hygiene initiative.
“We are grateful for the generous donation from Pwani Oil Products,” said Neesha Velani, at Naledi Initiative. “This donation will go a long way in supporting these communities, and we thank Pwani Oil Products for their commitment to making a positive impact in our communities.”
Looking into 2023, Pwani Oil aims to carry out similar initiatives like the Samburu & Turkana Food Drive and contribute positively to society. This is guided by their mission to refining lives and ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, and ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Pwani Oil and Naledi initiatives have previously partnered on several community development initiatives in Samburu & Turkana as part of their desire to make a positive impact in the communities they operate in.