At ASA Kenya, we diligently seek meaningful ways of touching the lives of members in the communities where we operate.

Below some examples of programmes we have worked on over the years:

  • We donated 256 wheelchairs to physically disabled individuals who had previously been bedridden with an aim of enhancing their mobility and uplifting their wellbeing;
  • In an effort to keep under-privileged girls in public schools during their monthly cycles, we have donated over 1,000 sanitary towels to date;
  • We have donated water tanks and water purifiers to over 950 beneficiaries to promote access to clean drinking water as well as water harvesting especially in times of low rainfall.

Spotlight on the most recent community projects

Relief goods for victims of a fire

Relief goods for victims of a fire

On 14th September 2021, a fire accident occurred at Gatina settlement, Kawangware, Nairobi County, approximately 2.1 km from the ASA Kenya Head Office. The fire burnt down 5 housing units, affecting at least 300 families. Amongst the affected persons, is our client Callen Bosibori of Sunshine group-Kangemi branch. On the 2nd October 2021, our Head Office and two branches, Kangemi and Kawangware, organized and delivered relief items to 100 families of the fire accident. Regional manager, area managers, branch managers and loan officers from these branches personally distributed a blanket, 1 liter of cooking oil, 2kg of sugar and 2kg of cooking flour to each of the 100 families to support their recovery from the accident. The community leaders from the area were also present and assisted with the distribution of the relief goods. The beneficiaries were thankful for the support. Most of the victims either moved upcountry to regroup or settled at their neighbours’. Those who had settled with their neighbuors, indicated that the aid they had received would help reduce the burden of shopping necessary for them to survive until, at least, they move out from their neighbours.

Donation to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus

Donation to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus

In July 2021, ASA Kenya’s Nakuru branch organized and donated a 5000 liter water tank, 100 liters of hand-sanitizer, 678 masks and 300 sanitary towels to 650 children to support the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus. All children that benefitted from this program come from under-privileged backgrounds and attend Lake View Primary school. The school, which hosts some of the clients’ children, lacked proper water storage facilities, prompting the company to intervene and support. The area chief and parents (some of them clients) of the children took part in the distribution of the items to the children. The head of the school and the parents indicated that the aid delivered by ASA Kenya would not only help the children but the whole community. They indicated that the tank would help them solve part of the challenges they had with storing water and utilizing in the future or when the need arises.

Dental care camp

Dental care camp

In September 2020, ASA Kenya partnered with Taiba Medical Centre, to offer dental care to the community. ASA Kenya organized and financed a free medical camp for thirty three families drawn from four branches around Pangani-Nairobi. Through this program, the community was able to access dental treatment which they would not be able to afford themselves. Staff from Eastleigh, Dandora and Kariobangi branches assisted to identify the persons within the community who were having dental health problems.