At IKM Advocates we recognise that as a business we have a duty to care for the welfare of the community we live in and to participate in activities aimed at improving the economic, environmental, ecological and social welfare of that community. To that end, we consider that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an indispensable and integral part of our business.
In the year 2014/2015, the IKM Foundation provided financial support to:
The Good Samaritan Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Centre
Nearly 500 children are cared for by the Good Samaritan Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Centre in Mathare Valley near the Kosovo slum in Nairobi. There are 176 children who reside at the home, and 300 children that are fed by the home’s outreach programme. Unfortunately, cramped space at the home meant that 40 children were sleeping in one room. The IKM Foundation helped to solve this problem by funding the tiling and plastering of five new rooms that now serve as dormitories. The children now enjoy less congested lodgings. The visiting IKM staff also contributed food and toiletries.
The Little Sisters of the Poor (Nyumba ya Wazee)
The Little Sisters of the Poor (Nyumbaya Wazee) cares for 65 elderly persons in Nairobi, Kenya. IKM provided assistance to the home through the purchase and installation of new solar panels. IKM employees further assisted with cash donations and time spent caring for the elderly. The handover ceremony was well-received by everyone at the home, and for IKM it was rewarding to see how the firm could positively impact the lives of those in need.
Brandon Bundi was only eight months old when a group of thugs stormed into his grandmother’s home, stole Kshs200 and mutilated Brandon. The screams of his mother and grandmother attracted the attention of neighbours and Brandon was rushed to hospital only to be abandoned by his mother. His grandmother has since loved, supported and encouraged him through the difficult journey he has faced, including being stigmatized in school. After being made aware of Brandon’s plight through news channels, the IKM Foundation stepped in and assisted Brandon with advanced medical treatment. IKM is pleased to report that Brandon’s surgeries were successful and he is excelling in his studies. IKM Foundation continues to support Brandon by paying for his school fees.
The Glory Kinyua Story
Glory Kinyua was born with a congenital condition known as Spina Bifida. Severe swelling damaged the nerves in her body, deadening one side of her stomach and weakening the other side. The nerves in her legs were also affected. As a result, Glory is unable to walk and has to wear a colostomy bag because she suffers from urine and stool incontinence. When the gluteal wound became septic, Glory needed an operation to close the wound. IKM Foundation settled the medical bill for her. After being discharged from hospital, Glory went to a rehabilitation centre to learn to care for herself, enabling her father to look for a job and provide for the family. IKM is grateful that Glory is now looking healthy and that her dad, Francis, is able to attend to other income generating activities.