Bank of Africa (BOA) Kenya Limited on 29 May, announced a partnership with Rotary District 9212 that will enable over three thousand four hundred vulnerable families in Kenya have access to food. This Initiative compliments the efforts of the Government and other Institutions who have joined hands to combat the effects of the Corona Virus Pandemic.
The food donation comes at a time when the Rotary District 9212 Emergency Response Team, chaired by Dr. Joe Kamau, has continued to ramp up its COVID-19 response across the country. Since the beginning of the outbreak in Kenya, Rotary, in collaboration with partners, has been able to reach more than three million Kenyans in different parts of the country with hand washes. Over 4,000 vulnerable families have received food hampers. The top priority is to ensure that communities in low-income areas are not left behind. The BOAK donation will bring the number of families reached with food assistance to 7,400.
Speaking during the handover session, Mr. Ronald Marambii, Managing Director of BOAK said, “At Bank of Africa, we are honored to partner with Rotary District 9212 to reach vulnerable households in the community. We remain committed to be at the forefront in tackling the effects of the pandemic not just from the health angle, but also through the economic aspect.”
“We continue to witness imminent collapse of businesses, especially SMEs who have been negatively affected. To avert this impact, as Bank of Africa we have to date approved loan restructures at a tune of Kes 2.2 Billion and we will continue to support financial relief to SMEs to remain in business”. Mr.
According to Mr. Joe Otin, The District Governor, Rotary 9212, this donation is timely and especially during this time that the Rotary District 9212 has stepped up its emergency response efforts to giving back to the communities through its 95 clubs spread out in 30 counties in Kenya. Rotary is supporting the Government and continues to provide hope to other people through partnerships to have further impact to the communities they serve.