SHOFCO Urban Network (SUN) officials held a maiden meeting with the residents of Vietnam Zone in Mukuru Kwa Njenga early this month. The event kicked off with SUN Program Officer Erick Okwama and facilitators leading the occasion. Okwama urged the communities to unite and join SUN movement in order to change the face of Mukuru. “We all want our community to change.
This is the reason why SUN movement was started. SUN offers welfare, scholarships for our children, free medical health care and SACCO,” said Okwama. The SUN movement in Mukuru will cover Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Mukuru Kwa Ruben, Mukuru Kayaba, Mukuru Nyayo, Kingstone, Sinai, Lungalunga, AA, Pipeline and Imara Daima. Godwin Oyindo and SHOFCO Mukuru Site Relation Coordinator, John Ochollah, urged groups to register with SUN for development of their community.
The facilitators will be visiting groups, follow up on monthly premium fee, train groups on financial stability and connect groups with SHOFCO departments. Sustainable Livelihood Department trains people on income generating activities and job opportunities. The SUN movement was started in order to cater for the welfare of communities living in slums and emergencies.
It is by this movement that compensation is done to any registered member from a particular group in case of death or any other emergencies. In case of death, a person aged 15 years and above receives Sh50, 000 while those aged 14 years and below receive Sh30, 000.
For a group to register, each member from the group contributes Sh100 which is a registration fee and Sh100 as the monthly premium contribution fee. A grace period of 3 months is given to a newly registered group before any compensation is done
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