NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
African mobile firm Tecno has offered
donations worth 19,420 U.S. dollars to drought stricken families in
The mobile manufacturer, in partnership
with Action Aid and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA),
donated foodstuff, water tanks and sanitary kits that included
sanitary pads, soap, and lotions.
The donation to 420 households in Daaba, Isiolo County included
15,120 kg of maize, 3,024kg of beans, 1,134 litres of cooking oil,
10,000 litres of water tank and 581 packs of sanitary kits.
Tecno Kenya’s Marketing Manager Ray Hou told Xinhua in a recent
interview that the firm will offer another donation worth 33,930
dollars to homes in Samburu County and donate to the school feeding
program in Kajiado County starting May.
"This corporate social responsibility was made possible by every
Kenyan who has purchased Tecno Camon CX or CX air mobile phone,"
"For every gadget purchased, a dollar goes to Action Aid to
support those affected by drought," he added.
In February, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the drought a
national disaster and called on all relevant ministries and
authorities to scale up their mitigation programs.
He further called on Kenya’s partners to help fight the crisis.
The drought has affected over 20 arid and semi-arid counties a
national disaster, with Isiolo County being among the 13 worst
Other affected areas include Garissa, Kwale, Kilifi, Makueni,
Samburu, West Pokot, Kwale, Tharaka Nithi, Baringo, Turkana, Wajir,
Mandera and Marsabit.
"Tecno will keep donating a dollar to Action Aid to support the
people affected by drought," said Hou.