KES 88,000 raised to help Sierra Leone fight Ebola
17 September 2014, 15:45
Nairobi - Airtel Kenya has joined in the support to raise funds that will go towards fighting the deadly Ebola virus that has hit some West African countries and Sierra Leone where Airtel operates.
Airtel Kenya staff joined their counterpart in Airtel Sierra Leone in the Airtel spirit of helping improve lives in the community, to make continuations in their fight against the virus that has infected and killed many people across the country.
The initiative spearheaded by staff through personal contributions has raised KES 88,000 that will boost the Airtel Sierra Leone’s efforts in support of the Government’s in managing and containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
“I am deeply touched and humbled by this true demonstration of our staff of their belief in offering a helping hand to those in need, irrespective of their location in the true Airtel Spirit!” Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said in a statement.
Airtel Sierra Leone has provided KES 1, 321, 593.94 to the government and has dedicated KES 0.02 from every call made on the network as part of the company’s continued support to fight against the Ebola virus.
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