Edible oils and soap manufacturer Pwani Oil has come to the aid of over 2,500 households affected by floods in Kano and Nyakach areas of Kisumu County following the recent heavy rains witnessed in the area and across the country.
The Mombasa based manufacturer has donated over 5,000 litres of cooking oil and 2,500 Kilograms of multipurpose bar soap to the over 15,000 victims in Nyamaso, Ombaka, Ogenya, Ayweyo, St. Aloyce Gem Rae, Sango Bungu, Sango Rota, Achuodho and Abwayo areas among others.
Each of the 2,500 households received 2 litres of cooking oil and 1kg of soap.
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the floods. Through our donation, we hope to somehow alleviate distress experienced by the victims. We pray for their safety and wellbeing.” said Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde.
The company handed over the donation to the Community Coordinated response team and Soko Bila Waste – a foundation founded by Susanna Owiyo, a celebrated musician and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.
The event was also graced by representatives from the County Government of Kisumu.
Early this year, together with other partners, the company organised a free eye camp which saw over 800 residents of Siaya County benefit free eye checkup, medicines, cataract surgeries as well as free reading glasses.
The camp was held at Gagra Secondary School, central Uyoma location, Rarieda Sub-County.
Pwani oil is the manufacturer of leading brands including Fresh Fri, Popco and Salit cooking oil as well as Whitewash, Sawa and Diva bathing soaps among many other household brands.