The proceeds in cash and in Kind will go a long way to help support the 400 disadvantaged kids that call the centre home.
“We are inviting our customers to make a difference in someone’s life by doing something simple that they love to do – shop with Jumia!” said Sam Chappatte, MD, Jumia Kenya. “Buy your Christmas presents online, and every purchase you make will go someway to making Christmas that much better for a special group of kids”
This year’s Christmas Sale on Jumia features 1000s of new products (such as diapers, consumer goods & beauty) and hundreds of discounts over the period. Customers can visit www.jumia.co.ke to purchase online (& donate!) or can donate directly via lift the child.
This is not the first time Jumia is doing this. The online retailer has donated over Ksh. 5 million since 2014 to different homes of the less fortunate within the country. By offering a way to contribute without effort or cost, the company hopes to raise the largest donation to date during this month of love, giving and kindness.
The Good Samaritan home is situated in Mathare Valley near the Kosovo slum and provides shelter to victims of teenage pregnancy, orphans, family breakdown and separation of spouses leading to abandonment of children and possible child abuse. The home offers shelter, food education, and clothing to these vulnerable children irrespective of age, race, gender, and religious belief. At the moment, it houses close to 600 people from newborns to young adults.