SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Davis & Shirtliff lifts 124,000 vulnerable people from water problems

Projects were delivered across Kenya, specifically in Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Murang’a and Kakamega counties

In Summary
  • In its latest Improving Lives Report the water and energy equipment supplier said it has completed a total of 87 high impact projects.
  • In communities, Davis & Shirtliff donated and installed solar powered Dayliff borehole pumping systems to keep families away from water related diseases.
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman Alec Davis is joined by GM Industrial Area David Bolo, Group CEO David Gatende and CSR Coordinator Nur Riday during the launch of the H1 2021 Improving Lives CSR Report
Davis & Shirtliff Chairman Alec Davis is joined by GM Industrial Area David Bolo, Group CEO David Gatende and CSR Coordinator Nur Riday during the launch of the H1 2021 Improving Lives CSR Report
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Davis & Shirtliff has over the last six months connected more than 124,000 people to water and helped them fight-off adverse impacts of Covid-19.

In its latest Improving Lives Report covering the January to June period, the water and energy equipment supplier said it has completed a total of 87 high impact projects that have positively transformed lives in Kenya and East Africa.

In communities, Davis & Shirtliff donated and installed solar powered Dayliff borehole pumping systems to keep families away from water related diseases and relieve households in draught-stricken areas from economic hardships – empowering them to explore meaningful economic activities.

We remain committed to carrying out our work through this challenging time, and to continue delivering real, lasting outcomes in the coming months. We are proud of the contribution that we are making to our communities,” said Davis & Shirtliff Group Chairman, Alec Davis.

Projects were delivered across Kenya, specifically in Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Murang’a and Kakamega counties.

In 30 of the projects completed this year, Dayliff solar pumping kits were used providing affordable and clean energy to increase and improve access to water.

With increased access to water, and availability of hand washing stations, people have the power to stay healthy,” said Davis.

The company harnessed the abundant power of the sun to power boreholes, and irrigation pumps to promote extremely sustainable solutions for community projects, as it ramps up efforts to foster a rapport that goes beyond the usual commercial relationship.

“Through this initiative, we aim to positively transform lives by improving access to energy and clean water. With Covid-19 continuing to impact lives and economies negatively, the Improving Lives Initiative is becoming increasingly important,” said Davis.