Safaricom Foundation has financed the installation of solar panels and donated an ultrasound machine to Bar Sauri Health Centre in Siaya County to the tune of Sh1 million.

With the donations given through its Ndoto Zetu initiative, the foundation says it is seeking to improve access to safe and quality maternity services to at least 40 mothers per month.

The ultrasound machine will aid medical staff to diagnose, detect and identify possible pregnancy risks and reduce the travel made by mothers to other hospitals to get the service.

Safaricom Foundation says the solar panels will ensure the health centre is always supplied with power and can store medicines, especially vaccines at the recommended temperature.

“Through these donations, Safaricom Foundation aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates, encourage skilled deliveries and care through access to quality health services and reduce maternal and neo-natal complications, said Safaricom Foundation Trustee Barack Odero.

Odero added, “We believe by improving access to quality mother and child health services, we are transforming lives.”

Since it was founded in 2019, Ndoto Zetu has reached close to 3 million Kenyans and Safaricom Foundation targets 2 million more people with projects worth Sh100 million.

Hilpa Ebuye and Rosemary Awandu.

Ndoto Zetu is seeking to support Kenyans who are making an impact in their communities through social investments made in various sectors across the country.

Through Ndoto Zetu initiative, the foundation asks Kenyans to share their dreams and aspirations that they hope to achieve in health, education and economic empowerment.