Bolt hits its Ksh.10m target to support flood victims in Kenya

Bolt on Monday announced that the target to raise Ksh.10 million to assist flood victims in Kenya was achieved.

By riding on the Bolt platform using the ‘Flood Assist’ category, Bolt riders supported victims of the floods that plagued the country between March and May. 5% of each ride’s revenue from this category was apportioned and forwarded to the Kenya Red Cross Society.

Subsequently, the Kenya Red Cross Society through its robust mechanisms was able to mitigate the impact of the floods that have caused significant loss of life, displacement, and damage to property and infrastructure.

The partnership between Bolt and the Kenya Red Cross Society to support flood victims across Kenya started in May 2024. Bolt gave an initial contribution of Ksh.5 million, with a total goal of raising KES 10 million through the Flood Assist category.

Speaking at the final handover ceremony, Linda Ndungu, Bolt Country Manager said the funds raised will support flood victims through the Kenya Red Cross Society.

The response to the ‘Flood Assist’ category was overwhelming, allowing us to meet our target in just two weeks. This achievement highlights the unwavering commitment of Kenyans to support each other in times of crisis, an incredible testament to our resilience as a nation. We commend the Kenya Red Cross for their outstanding work in aiding those affected by the floods and are confident that they will continue to make a positive impact as they help to restore lives.” Linda Ndungu, Bolt Country Manager.

Intense rainfall had affected various regions in Kenya, including the Coastal area, Central areas including Nairobi, the Western Highlands, Rift Valley, Lake Victoria Basin, South-eastern lowlands and North-eastern regions. Since the onset of the March-April-May (MAM) rains, multiple counties felt its effects, resulting in households being affected, displacements, establishment of displacement camps, submerged arable land, impacted businesses and livestock deaths.

Venant Ndighila, Head of Disaster Operations, Kenya Red Cross Society said they will continue to aid families affected by the floods in improving their livelihoods and reconstructing their homes through cash support.

”We remain thankful for this partnership with Bolt, especially during a time when overall support has diminished due to challenging economic conditions.” Ndighila.

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