Single mother wins Sh10m in ‘Shinda Washinde’ Red Cross raffle
A 25-year-old single from Nyamira County has been left in a state of disbelief after winning Sh10 million in the Shinda Washinde raffle competition.
Ms Florence Kwamboka, a clerk by profession, says she was only inspired to try her luck after watching a feature of the show in which Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) gave shoes to children in Kitui.
“I am still shaking from the news that I have won the prize, though I played to support the work of the Kenya Red Cross. I was touched by an episode of the show in which the society gave shoes to children in Kitui to protect them from snakebites and jiggers. I decided to give the raffle a try, of course hoping to win, and I am grateful to God for transforming my life,” said Florence, who got the news of her big windfall last week.
On how she plans to spend her winnings, Florence said: “I would like to buy land and do some farming. This prize will also help me buy a home and settle.”
For the last eight months the Kenya Red Cross Society has been running a raffle to raise funds for its disaster kitty and improve humanitarian work across Kenya.
The Shinda Washinde raffle was launched in November 2016 by the Kenya Red Cross Society and it included a weekly TV show that highlighted the multi-sectoral projects that are being implemented by KRCS in the areas of disaster operations, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, refugee operations, youth empowerment among others.
While congratulating the winner, KRCS Secretary General Dr Abbas Gullet thanked the public and lottery regulator the Betting, Control and Licensing Board for their support in the success of the raffle.
“Shinda Washinde was borne out of a need to mobilize resources that would build on the response capacity of the Kenya Red Cross Society,” Dr Gullet said.
“The raffle was meant to benefit both the player and those in need of assistance through our programmes. We congratulate Florence on her win and ask for continued public support through our countrywide branches.”
The Shinda Washinde raffle was designed and managed by Q-One Lotto Limited. The raffle had daily draws of Sh100,000, Sh10,000 and Sh1,000. It further had a weekly draw of Sh1,000,000 and a top prize of Sh10million.
The Kenya Red Cross targets to mobilize Sh2.5 billion under the current drought campaign to support the affected populations. A total of 3.5 people are currently affected and in need of assistance.