Stanbic Bank inks deal with Rotary for 700 sanitation stations in Kenya
Stanbic Bank’s flagship women’s proposition DADA has announced a partnership with the Rotary District 9212 that will see the bank invest in 700 sanitation stations in different parts of the country.
The sanitation stations worth approximately Ksh.3million were handed over to the Rotary District 9212 Emergency Response Team today at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Nairobi.
“We are proud of our DADA proposition and we have been making tremendous strides to contribute to the uplifting of women in our societies. As Stanbic Bank, we strive to contribute to progress in society and sustainable development.
“We work for something greater than the bank, we work for a greater good, delivering value, and generating a positive impact on society.
“Kenya is our home and we always strive to constantly play our part in driving her growth to bring forth impactful positive change. The sanitation stations will play a significant role in stopping the spread of the dangerous virus,” said Mr. Tom Bisonga, the Head of Business Banking at Stanbic Bank Kenya.
The sanitation donation comes at a time when the Rotary District 9212 has stepped up its COVID-19 response across the country.
Through various partners, Rotary has been able to reach more than two million Kenyans across the country.
Over 3,000 vulnerable families have received food hampers. The top priority is to ensure that communities in low-income areas are not left behind.
Mr. Joe Otin, the Rotary District 9212 Governor said: “We are grateful to Stanbic Bank Kenya for their timely support. Indeed, unprecedented times like this require such partnerships and the mobilization of resources to protect the most vulnerable in our communities while enhancing public health systems. We must ensure that we have all hands on the deck to succeed. ”
“We are pleased with the support received today. Our country is at a critical juncture in the fight against COVID 19 and we must all come together to strengthen the response effort to save lives’” said Dr. Joe Kamau, the chairman of the Rotary District 9212 Emergency Response Team.
To date, Stanbic Bank Foundation together and its partner’s contribution to enhancing Kenya’s COVID-19 response has now surpassed Ksh. 137million making it one of the boldest strategic investments in Kenya’s private sector.
The interventions include a partnership with Base Titanium, Centum Investment Plc, Africapractice, and Valaar, which saw one hundred and ninety-two (192) ventilators committed to Kenya’s Ministry of Health.
Mr. Bisonga further noted how the Bank through DADA will continue to empower women, elevating her ability to create real, impactful, and positive changes in society.
He emphasized on how the Bank will continue to support impacted communities and ensure the country exits this crisis more resilient.
In addition to this, the bank is looking at making sustainable investments that will be beneficial to many Kenyans beyond the COVID-19 crisis to ensure the country has better healthcare in the future.
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