Zack passes quarter mark
DEVELOPMENT| July 21, 2012, 1:59 p.m.
A wheelchair-bound Kenyan man has travelled over 85km and raised quarter of his target in his social media quest to raise funds for a spinal care rehabilitation unit in Kenya.
Zackary Kimotho, who was paralysed in a road accident, is heading from Kenya to South Africa by wheelchair in a bid to raise the funds needed to build a spinal injury rehabilitation unit in Nairobi.
He has travelled 85km and has so far raised KES 66,682,077 with KES183,317,923 remaining to take him to his target.
Donors can pledge contributions to his quest online, by dialing *555# on a Safaricom line and donating as little as 1/- a day; by contributing via M-PESA Pay Bill number 522500 a/c no ZACK, or from Airtel, Yu or Orange phones by sending donations to 0712 555 555.
Whe sufficient funds have been raised, Zack will be able to turn back from his gruelling journey.
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