Comedian Nasra Yusuf and TikToker Mummie Francie raised over KSH 600 000 in less than seven days, an amount that helped them give aid to hunger stricken Wajir.
Nasra, speaking to Citizen Digital has talked about what made her take the initiative and how it all came about.
During a charity mission in Wajir to provide eye surgery, Nasra, had the opportunity to observe the extreme poverty and hunger that people in the region were grappling with.
Moved by the poverty and desperation she witnessed, Nasra made a decision to capture videos of the situation and share them on all her social media channels. Her aim was to bring attention to the severe drought affecting the northern regions of Kenya.
She witnessed the effects of drought, including women lying on the ground without blankets and dying children.
In an exclusive interview with Citizen Digital, Nasra explained that she began taking videos and combined them into a single clip in her hotel room.
Once she returned to Nairobi, she shared the video on Instagram and TikTok, and it quickly gained over 3 million views. This drew the attention of thousands of Kenyans who were eager to help, prompting Nasra to set up a new M-Pesa line for people to make donations.
Within the first day, I raised Ksh.200,000.
I was overwhelmed by the support.
A TikTok creator who I had always been a fan of, Mummie Francie, who lives in Mombasa, reached out to me and travelled all the way to Nairobi to join me in the Wajir mission,”Nasra