MajiMaji Kenya Trust led by Julius Owino popularly known as Maji Maji, Unplug COVID-19, Beyond Hoops Africa in collaboration with Ghetto Radio have donated free fabrics to aid mask making to Embakasi local tailors.
The free healthier fabrics are aimed at helping the tailors produce affordable masks for the vulnerable in Kwa Ndege ,Soweto slums,Taasia and Jua Cali.
According to MajiMaji Kenya Trust founder Julius Owino who also doubles as Managing Director Ghetto Radio the move is to empower local masks producers around Embakasi and in-turn avail them to residents but cheaply.
‘‘We are doing this to ensure you are safe, we are empowering those producing masks so that you can get them cheaply ….other than hygiene, masks protect us in crowded places, social distancing is very difficult to maintain in slums,’’ Maji said.
Meanwhile, tailors who received the materials have applauded the initiative saying they will now produce more masks and cheaply so that as many residents as possible can acquire them as we fight coronavirus pandemic.
‘‘We thank him for reaching us, affordable masks are still scarce in Embakasi with materials we shall make more masks and sells them cheaply between 20-50 shillings.’’ A Tailor said.