KENYA – As more companies and organizations step up to help in the fight against Covid-19, Capwell Industries Limited, a food and beverage processing company in Kenya, has donated maize meal worth Kshs 20 million (US$187,000) to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, to support vulnerable communities.

The company targets to feed over 85,000 Kenyans across the country, with the donation of its popular Soko Maize meal flour. Each family will be receiving two packets of 2kg of the maize meal.

“Times such as these call for individuals, communities, public and private sectors to rally and support each other,” said Capwell Industries Chief Executive Officer – Rajan Shah.

“As a responsible corporate citizen and an indigenous Kenyan company, we have always been at the forefront and unwavering in standing with Kenyans for better or for worse, and this is one such moment.”

In addition to the Sh20 Million (US$187,000) worth of maize flour given to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, Capwell Industries has already made other donations worth Kshs 2 million (US$18,700) and has promised to continue supporting the fighting against Covid-19.

Some of the other initiatives undertaken by the company include donation of food care packs i.e. Soko maize meal flour and Ranee rice to 275 elderly and vulnerable persons, Thika Children’s Rescue Centre and Thika Sports Club Caddies.

The company has also donated liquid hand washing soap, toiletries, water tanks and handwashing basins to improve hygiene and sanitary conditions to various communities living within Thika, Kiambu county.

These sanitary donations comprise of tissue paper, 2 water containers for handwashing and 10 litres of liquid washing soap to Thika Children’s Rescue Centre, 13 water tanks each with a capacity of 110 litres and 100 litres of liquid soap, to various police stations and Thika Main prison and 30 bales of tissue paper and 10 cartons of bar soap to Thika Main Prison, to assist the prison’s population of 1,000 inmates.

They have also partnered with Thika Water and Sewerage Company (THIWASCO) and Kiambu County Government to support handwashing initiatives in Kiandutu slums and busy market areas in Thika by donating 10 water tanks with wash basins, with a capacity of 80 litres each.

The Water tanks will be placed in Kiandutu slums and open-air markets within Thika Sub-County in efforts to promote hygiene and curb the spread of Covid-19.

Capwell Industries Limited is an indigenous Kenyan fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer specializing in manufacturing and distribution of a variety of processed milled cereal products including rice, maize, porridge & wheat flours, pulses and spaghetti. The company’s brands include Soko, Amaize, Pearl, Ranee, CIL and Yola.