The current COVID-19 outbreak has had and will continue to have a strong socio-economic impact on employers, employees and many African families. According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the continent may lose half of its GDP, with growth falling from 3.2% to 2%, a situation which will disrupt the private sector, and will increase unemployment, poverty and inequality. In these difficult times, as part of our CSR Programme, ALN reaffirms its duty to make a positive impact and play a meaningful role in society by providing relief to those communities most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
To help relieve the impact of Covid-19, A&K in collaboration with IWO Consultancy recently visited the Beacon of Hope Centre and donated 200 food hampers to various households comprised of vulnerable young mothers as well as families affected by HIV/AIDS residing in the Kware and Kandisi slums within the Ongata Rongai area, Kajiado County.
A&K donated KES 200,000 to the Centum Foundation to support the COVID-19 initiative Centum rolled out to assist help both the needy and vulnerable endure and mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musa Dudhia & Company (MDC) has donated a cheque worth ZMW50,000 for the purchase of meals for frontline workers at Zambia’s largest Covid-19 quarantine centre.
Africa’s slums have been significantly impacted by the socio-economic effects of COVID-19. As one of our CSR initiatives, A&K organised a fundraiser to support the dwellers of the Deep Sea Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. With the funds raised, the Firm was able to purchase 400 hampers, each of which can cater for a family of 4 for approximately 21 days.
A&K in Kenya has launched an initiative to provide regular food hampers to some of our staff and those of our office service providers in need during this very difficult time. With this initiative, we aim to improve the livelihoods of our closest communities and make positive contributions to their families.
“With solidarity we can defeat the virus and build a better world.” - António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
“Pandemics know no borders, neither should compassion” - OXFAM