National Bank of Malawi, arguably the most successful commercial bank in the country, Tuesday donated items worth K1 million to vulnerable children at Mzuzu’s SOS Children’s Village.
Hanz Muhombe, Mzuzu branch services manager, said the bank was touched with the good work SOS Children Village Malawi is doing in reaching out to vulnerable children across the country.
Said Muhombe: “As part of its social corporate responsibility, National Bank of Malawi is committed in its drive of helping communities where we operate.”
He added: “That is why we decided to come with these gifts to Mzuzu SOS Children’s Village.”
Speaking after receiving the donation which comprised water buckets, sugar, soap, among other items, Mzuzu SOS village director Kenneth Sakala expressed gratitude to National Bank for identifying SOS Children’s Village among the many childcare organizations in Mzuzu City.
He added that the donation was timely and will go a long way in assisting the 185 children in the village.
“We appeal to individuals and the corporate world to emulate the good gesture demonstrated by National Bank of Malawi today for us to continue supporting children who lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care.”
SOS Children Villages began its work in Malawi in 1994 and is currently operating in four villages of Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Blantyre and most recently Ngabu in Chikhwawa. Internationally, the organization operates in 133 countries and territories.