Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) has today donated Ksh. 10 million to the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support the spirited fight against COVID-19. The donation was presented at KICC by Kenya Wine Agencies Limited Managing Director, Lina Githuka and Legal Director, Doris Thangei.
The money will go towards welfare interventions which include providing food and essential commodities to vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. It will also be utilized for purchase of medical supplies and provision of PPEs. The donation comes at a time when the country is recording increased confirmed COVID-19 cases with current numbers at 3,305.
KWAL is committed as a responsible corporate citizen, to integrate business values to meet emerging national priorities and contribute positively to Kenyan livelihoods and the economy. The donation is a major boost to the Fund which is mobilizing resources for emergency response towards containing the spread, effects and impact of COVID-19.
KWAL Managing Director, Lina Githuka said, “COVID-19 is more than a health crisis, it is essentially an economic crisis. With schools closed, job disruptions, loss of livelihoods and health concerns, the support is necessary to cushion vulnerable communities from the adverse effects of the pandemic and support national efforts to stop its spread”.
KWAL has been at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 in line with its corporate social responsibility commitments. In April, the beverage giant donated 105,000 litres of ethanol to Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) for mass production of hand sanitizers for distribution to vulnerable groups. This contribution is valued at Ksh. 8.5 Million.
Additionally, the Company has taken initiative to support communities whose livelihoods have been impacted and collaborated with Mukuru Promotion Centre (MPC), a charitable trust aimed at uplifting the livelihoods of people in Mukuru slums. In this regard, KWAL donated water storage tanks and Kshs. 500,000 towards purchase of food packs for these vulnerable families.