2019 Sustainable Business Report

SAFARICOM SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT 2019 INTRODUCTION OUR BUSINESS OUR MATERIAL TOPICS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT CONCLUDING REMARKS 61 SOCIETY ADDRESSING INEQUALITIES IN SOCIETY Part of our work to transform lives throughout Kenyan society takes place through investment by the Safaricom and M-PESA Foundations. This financial year is the first in which we have implemented the Safaricom Foundation 2018- 2021 strategy. The three pillars of the strategy are health, education and empowerment. These pillars are further split into the following programme areas: maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, technical and vocational training, improving learning outcomes and youth economic empowerment. Aimed at building a stable and inclusive society, the Safaricom Foundation spent a total of KSh 434 million on 157 projects that transformed the lives of 185,513 individuals. FY19 FY18 FY17 FY16 Focus Area spend* lives** spend* lives** spend* lives** spend* lives** Health 27% 88,246 24% 245,507 21% 140,768 22% 172,898 Education 52% 51,413 28% 46,076 33% 43,622 24% 76,255 Economic empowerment 14% 5,415 36% - 38% - 52% - Disaster response 2% 5,000 1.3% 300 3% 1,500 2% 2 100 Environment 0% 5,000 2% 72,500 0% 65,350 0% 65,000 Water 6% 30,439 9% 64,150 5% 47,000 N/A 40,500 * Percentage of total spend ** Number of lives transformed HEALTH Foundation initiatives to improve health and well-being included access to cancer screening, medical camps and the renovation and equipment of health centres and maternity wings. KSh 44 million was spent on strategies to enhance maternal health and prevent and manage non- communicable diseases. The M-PESA Foundation established a number of programmes including Uzazi Salama (“safe pregnancy”). These interventions saw immunisation figures increase from 49% of children to 60%. Furthermore, 6,000 mother-baby packs were given to women delivering at facilities in Samburu County. Safaricom Foundation Camps Safaricom Foundation, in partnership with the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI), offered free medical services to Kenyans as part of Safaricom Twaweza (“we can”) Live, a seven-month long programme of life-transforming community engagement across Kenya. Services offered at the medical camps included diabetes and cancer screening, dental and eye checks, family planning, voluntary HIV counselling and testing services, deworming and general check-ups. • 4,429 people were screened for diabetes • 2,954 people received eye examinations • 1,245 people received a dental check-up • 38 patients with vesicovaginal fistulae (VVF) were operated upon • 84 patients with rectal virginal fistula (RVF) were operated upon • 155 other patients received necessary operations