Covid-19: Bidco donates hand-washing units in city slum

Wednesday May 13 2020
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A woman washes her hands in Nairobi's Korogocho slums on April 2, 2020. Bidco donated the handwashing equipment. PHOTO | DAVID KWALIMWA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By DAVID KWALIMWA

Bidco Africa has donated 50 handwashing units to Ghetto classics, the flagship programme of the Arts foundation based in Korogocho slums.

Since washing hands is one of the ways that has been put to contain the virus, Bidco will also provide soap to be used at the villages.

The initiative will be championed by 500 children who are part of the group that provides the youth with opportunities to better themselves.

Last week, the company also partnered with the Thika Water and Sewerage company to provide handwashing equipment to residents in Nairobi and Thika town. By Thursday, 110 people had been infected by the coronavirus in the country, with three deaths and a similar number of recoveries.