In a world that is now ravaged by the novel corona virus, millions of people have lost their jobs, after hundreds of Small and Medium Enterprises SME’s shut, albeit some temporarily. However, few notable companies are supporting government to combat the virus. Family bank has joined the growing list of donors who have provided the much needed PPEs to the front line soldiers in the fight.
The bank donated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds valued at Sh 3.08 million to the County Government of Kiambu to support emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the hand over ceremony, Family Bank CEO Rebecca Mbithi said that the bank’s philosophy is growing a sustainable business. “The ICU beds donated are locally made in support of Buy Kenya, Build Kenya and we believe that the County Government of Kiambu will be better prepared towards flattening the curve of this pandemic,” she said.
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro noted that the county is seeking to raise Sh2 billion to fix the healthcare gap, both in the Covid and post Covid period. He also called on other corporates and well wishers to support the county in health Agenda through CSR activities.
“We thank captains of industry such as Family Bank for standing with Kiambu County. We have set up a dedicated COVID centre which we have named Kiambu Covid-19 Centre Limuru,” said Governor Nyoro
This comes after the lender announced that it has set aside Sh1.3 billion for micro and small enterprises in the health sector to ease their cash flow at a time when the coronavirus has hit hospitals. The five-year lending plan in partnership with East African healthcare consultancy Wellwise Solutions, targets more than 2,000 private and faith-based medical facilities.