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Kanze Dena And Wambui Collymore Lead Kenyans In Donating Chairs For The Aswekra Initiative

Originally written by Claret Adhiambo
Author of this article: Elee Global

State House spokesperson Kanze Dena donated 100 chairs to the End Aswekra Health Risks campaign. The generous gesture will greatly impact the campaign by helping market women get affordable and decent chairs while trading in the market. The campaign is being run by Majimaji Kenya Trust.

“We would like to give a special thanks to Miss Kanze Dena, State House Spokesperson, who on 30th June, 2019, donated a further 100 chairs to the cause. It is such philanthropy that humbles us and motivates us to champion for the causes that we take up.” Stated MajiMaji Kenya Trust In an official press release sent out to the press and newsrooms.

“I’ll still try to get pals to help in raising funds. It’s a good initiative,” – Dena speaking further after her donation.

This comes barely 2 months after Wambui Collymore had made her contribution to the course when the campaign started. While making the contribution, Wambui stated “That’s a great initiative. “In an article originally published by www.ghettoradio.co.ke Wambui also asked to be posted on future endeavors of the project

Wambui Kimaru with late husband Bob Collymore. Picture Courtesy of Standard Media

We will now be able to reach over 150 women traders in the various markets starting with Seme Sub County. “Your support has empowered these women traders. It has also brougt dignity that our mothers, wives and daughters deserve. Needless to say, their health conditions will improve drastically.” – Added the press release.

On his part, Majimaji Kenya Trust Founder Majimaji Owino says giving the women chairs will further save the women from health risks like back aches and fungal infections.

“After a church service on on 7th April, 2019 at Ngere St. Andrews church , I listened to a unique community of women in Ngere East at a small market in West Seme, Seme Sub County. When one woman stood to speak, she painfully narrated how they were hygienically and physically challenged… They call themselves ‘Aswekra’ to mean move on the ground while seated,” Majimaji explained in an article published by www.ghettoradio.co.ke

Poor posture while seated is putting stress on these women’s spine resulting to chronic back pain, tension headaches and difficulty in breathing posing a health risk. And by extension increasing chances of food contamination if not washed or prepared properly.
“I’m kindly asking that we join hands and end the Aswekra Health risks by donating plastic chairs to these ladies so as to reduce the exposure to health risks and enhance their business environment,” appeals Majimaji.

Majimaji Kenya Trust aims to get at least 2000 chairs for 2000 women per Sub County with the first target recipients being Seme Sub County.
Finally, we would also like to send our condolences to the family of Mrs. Wambui Collymore, our day one contributor, during this trying time. We at MajiMaji Kenya Trust are with you and your family and remain on call to assist in any way.

Well-wishers can kindly send their contributions to Safaricom Paybill No. 587885 – Ac/ ASWEKRA

#DonateAChair to #EndAswekraHealthRisks / Safaricom Paybill No. 587885 – Ac/ ASWEKRA

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