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Relief campaign raises Sh1.5 million for famine-stricken families

By James Wanzala | Published Fri, April 21st 2017 at 17:33, Updated April 21st 2017 at 19:16 GMT +3



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A famine relief campaign in response to the ongoing hunger crisis in the country by Jumia Group, United States International University-Africa and other organisations have raised Sh1.5million to help famine stricken families across Kenya.

The three-week campaign was dubbed "Rise up and tackle the hunger crisis." 

Speaking during the handover event, acting Managing Director for Jumia Travel, Stanislas Dedinechin stressed on the company's culture as being founded on impacting lives.

"Easter is traditionally known as a time to share. Partnering with USIU gives us the opportunity to share our resources with the people who need it most. We are humbled to be part of this humane initiative, and call on others to join in and support Red Cross in alleviating and containing this crisis," said Dedinechin.

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Other corporate partners included the SKF Kenya Group, represented by Regional Customer Service Manager, Ms. Esther Odongo.