Winrose Nyongesa – A Casual Labourer in Bungoma bags KShs 1M in Safaricom Promotion
A single mother of three from Ekitare village in Bungoma County is the latest millionaire in the ongoing Safaricom Shinda Ma Mili Na Stori Ibambe promotion. Winrose Nyongesa, a casual labourer, brings to 16 the total number of winners that have so far won Kshs. 1 Million in the ongoing regional consumer promotion. Thousands of Safaricom customers have also walked away with various prizes in the different regions.
“I am grateful to God that I will now stop being seen as a beggar and a poor villager. I now have something to be proud of, thanks to Safaricom. From this, I can at least buy a pair of shoes first, since I have had to borrow the shoes I am wearing to this event” Said Ms Nyongesa, as she fought back tears when she received her KSh. 1 million cheque in Bungoma
Winrose has for the last two years been struggling to raise her three children after she separated with her husband. Since then, she has been surviving on casual jobs in farms near her home where she earns Ksh. 80 daily to feed her mother and children.
With her newfound fortune, she plans to buy a piece of land and resettle her family.
So far, Safaricom Stori Ibambe has awarded 16 Millionaires across the country, 112 Boda Boda, Neon phones and hundreds of other prizes.
The 8–week promotion will see Safaricom reward customers with Ksh. 1 Million per week per region, in addition to over 400 Motorcycles, 400 M-Kopa Solar Kits and 400 smartphones every week. In total, over two million consumers will be awarded various prizes over the promotion period.
The Grand prize will see one winner from each of the eight regions stand a chance to win Kshs. 2 million as well as an additional Kshs. 1 million which they will be able to donate to a community project of their choice.
“The promotion has been progressing well so far, and we are glad that we are transforming people’s lives in a huge way. It is our joy to see the positive impact of the prizes that customers are winning and we hope that their lives will not be the same,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director – Consumer Business, Safaricom.
“Through this campaign, we aim to engage with our customers extensively in the regions so that they also feel they are part of us. This is by giving them the opportunity to participate in our activities and win prizes that will transform their lives,” she added.
To take part in the promotion, customers only need to use their Safaricom line to make a call, send short messages or use data to stand a chance to win prizes when they hit their Stori Ibambe target.
The Shinda Ma Mili Na Stori Ibambe promotion kicked off on 6th October 2016 and ran for 8 weeks across all regions across the country.