CSR: Seed firm offers helping hand to the vulnerable

Kenya seed staff joins other leaders in handing over a Ksh 300, 000 Cheque to the Giving Hope to the Hopeless organistaion in Sirende ward in Trans Nzoia. Photo/ Aspect News

The vulnerable in Sirende ward in Trans Nzoia have received a boost after the Kenya Seed Company disbursed Ksh 100, 000 to an organisation that caters to their needs.

The seed firm reached out to the Giving Hope to the hopeless organisation through its community social responsibility (CSR) programme in response to a funding appeal by the group.

“We are glad to offer a helping hand to the needy in society. The company is reaching out to several sectors through the CSR initiative which is a way of giving back to the needy,” Kenya seed’s managing director Fred Oloibe said.

The director of the group Mr. Evans Makanda said the group which was set up in 2018 comprises widows, widowers, orphans, people living with disabilities, and the less privileged in the society who need financial aid.

“We came together as a group to assist the needy within our community after realizing most of them have nobody to run to. We however face a challenge of limited resources to meet their needs,” said Mr. Makanda.

Elizabeth Munyoli, a widow,  who is a member of the group said basic needs is a major challenge for most of the members who have a huge task of fending for their families yet there are limited opportunities.

“We have been solely relying on the organisation for assistance but it is evident that they need more to efficiently deliver on their mandate to us and all other individuals that are looking upon them,” said Mrs Munyoli.

Sirende ward representative Alfred Weswa said such partnerships are key in addressing the social-economic challenges that affect residents saying leaders alone cannot reach out to all the needs in their regions.

The seed firm which focuses the CSR on health, education, environment and sports also promised to set up a demonstration plot within the village to train residents on proper ways of managing several crops to achieve great harvests.