Giving back to local communities has been a commitment of Davis & Shirtliff since its founding in 1946...

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Tapach dispensary, located deep in the county of West Pokot, was started in 2004 by catholic missionaries, comprising of an outpatient and maternity wing. It is currently serving a population of 10,000 people and delivers an average of 5 babies a week.

In 2007, the Catholic Missionaries installed a solar lighting system to power both hospital wings, and ensure smooth running of the hospital at night. The system has since deteriorated, and was only able to support 2 hours of lighting at night. This resulted in midwives often using their mobile phones to shine light on pregnant mothers during delivery. When D&S CSR received an application to rehabilitate the solar lighting system at the dispensary, it was clear that quick action was necessary. Through Mr. Henry Davis’s intervention, Champion Storage Battery Company Limited made a generous donation of 10 no. 200AH batteries that were used to rehabilitate the solar system. The system was installed, tested and commissioned, leaving both the outpatient and maternity wing with a working solar lighting system in place. As a result of this intervention, a population of 10,000 people was positively impacted as Davis and Shirtliff upholds its commitment to improving people’s lives.