Airtel Kenya and Pepsi have partnered with the Nairobi County Government to launch an exclusive project that will provide youth groups in the County with 1,000 kiosks (mini-shops) as a way of empowering youth, a key initiative by the Government.
The 1, 000 Airtel Money branded kiosks will be distributed to all city markets, estates and selected location in the Central Business District (CBD).
Under the agreement, the kiosks will also operate as Airtel Money agents where customers (both postpaid and prepaid) can also access Airtel Money services where they can register for the service, deposit, withdraw as well as pay for their utility bills.
Airtel Kenya Managing Director Mr. Shivan Bhargava said, “We believe in offering business solutions that make it easier for our customers to enjoy the best products and services. We are happy to roll out this project that is set to support youth groups to generate sustainable income. Airtel will continue partnering with organizations from diverse sectors with a view of streamlining and improving service delivery to Kenyans. ”
Under this project Airtel will train the youth on entrepreneurial skills for sustainability and self-efficiency. A plan is underway to roll out a similar initiative with other Counties in the country.
“We are grateful as a County for the support from Airtel and Pepsi for coming up with this key project. Majority of the population in Nairobi County comprises the youth. There’s therefore need for us to empower our youth by creating income generating activities. With partnerships like this, we are glad to have partners who are ready to support youth groups to generate sustainable income, raise the living standards, and those of their families,” said Nairobi City County Deputy Governor Mr. Janathan Mueke.