Kaymu Uganda has proven to be not just any other e-commerce website. Uganda’s Number One Online Marketplace recently took it to the next level, partnering with the Rotaract Club of Kampala City in the support of an initiative recognizing the necessity of Maternal Health Care in the country. The Rotaract Club of Kampala is a volunteer organization made up of various business and professional leaders who aim at helping to build goodwill and peace in the country through a number of humanitarian activities and just causes, health being one of the key interventions.
This year, the maternal health care campaign was developed to generate awareness and build recognition towards the growing necessity in the country. Maternal health care has been a pending issue in Uganda as even the maternal mortality rate has proven to be devastating. The initiative aims at granting women access to high-quality maternal health care services through cooperation and partnerships with community leaders, companies, women and health workers to understand and address the reasons for the vast records of maternal sickness and the rising death rates for the women and children living in unbearable conditions.
Kaymu, in conjunction with the Rotaract Club of Kampala City, held an annual literacy quiz Understanding the Maternal Health Challenge; A week-long event that ran from the 23rd of March to the 28th Grand Finale. The Rotaract Club of Kampala City is supported by Rotary Club, a large humanitarian organization that carries out a wide range of community service projects in various parts of the country. The event, which was held at Sundowners, identified the need to generate awareness and share ideas concerning Maternal Health Care. Kaymu’s Country Manager, Justin Christianson, also took some time to sensitize those that were present, on some of the advantages of e-commerce and the benefits of partaking in the buying and selling of products online. The event attracted companies from far and wide including the New Vision, Axial, Urban Tv, Nyange and DFCU, as well as nearly 30 Rotary clubs in Kampala and 50 Rotary Clubs Up country.
The event managed to yield up to USD. 10,000 from both foreign and local sponsors, but nonetheless, the collaborators called upon the public to take this initiative into their own hands as the mothers of our nation are the foundation of our existence. Kaymu also launched an online campaign towards the cause by enabling online buyers to donate 10% of their purchase costs towards the maternal health care initiative. This can be done by simply typing # MaternalHealthMatters in the comment box upon placing their orders. Alternatively, Kaymu also allows buyers to purchase charity products or items should prove to be necessities towards the maternal health care initiative, e.g. mosquito nets, appliances, health products, and many others, all of which are availed at affordable prices on kaymu.co.ug.