Majid Al Futtaim has launched a donation drive through its Carrefour Kenya operation, to support seven care homes in Nairobi County.
The initiative saw Carrefour Kenya employees voluntarily donate over sh1.2 million — with Majid Al Futtaim matching their contribution with an additional sh1.2 million.
The combined sh2.4 million is being used to buy and distribute essential food and non-food items to seven elderly homes to assist and improve their livelihoods during the global pandemic. These homes are residence to over 2600 elderly persons, most of whom have no family or relatives.
Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of all our colleagues here at Carrefour, who have passionately supported this initiative. This community-focused project emphasizes our long-term commitment to the health and well-being of the Kenyan community. We remain dedicated to helping those in need during these incredibly testing times.”
The donations include food items such as rice, cereals, sugar, oil, flour, maize meal; as well as basic non-food items including hygiene products including soap, detergents, disinfectants, and toilet paper. These items will be distributed over a one-week period, with employees from the eight Carrefour stores in Nairobi championing distribution efforts.
The seven care homes are PCEA Thogoto Home for the Aged – Kikuyu, Nyumba ya wazee, Cheshire home – Franciscan missionary sisters for Africa, Mji wa Huruma Home for the Aged, KARIKA day care centre for the elderly, County trackers day care centre of older persons and Kibera Day centre for the older groups.