Staff from Opportunity Bank of Malawi (OBM) on Saturday, November 8, 2014 took time off their official business schedules to interact with orphans, guardians and management of Adziwa Orphanage located at Kauma in Lilongwe, where they also donated K400,000 worth of food stuffs.
The donated items included 100 Blankets, 25 (50kg) bags of maize, two bales of sugar, five cartons of soap, five cartons of salt and assorted clothes.
According to OBM’s Chief Operating Officer Wilson Moleni, who spoke on behalf of the bank, the items were bought with money contributed by the bank’s staff.
“We bought these items using money contributed by the bank’s staff present here. Others are not here due to a call of duty. Opportunity Bank staff are servant leaders. Servant leadership is about being unselfish. We believe in serving others.
“As servant leaders, we are motivated by Jesus Christ’s call to love and serve the less privileged. Jesus Christ himself expressed love beyond barriers by touching, blessing and healing the less privileged,” said Moleni.
Moleni commended management of Adziwa Orphanage for the great role it is playing to take care of the underprivileged children and their guardians.
“You could have rented out these beautiful buildings to raise money but you decided to offer these buildings to the underprivileged. We also congratulate you for the beautiful school you have constructed for the disadvantaged children,” said Moleni.
Project Manager for Adziwa Orphanage James Chirwa was all thanks to OBM for the timely gesture.
“We are very thankful to OBM staff for this kind gesture. Much as we try to look after the orphans and the guardians, the major challenge that we face is food. OBM is the first bank to visit us and we hope with your coming, more well wishers will come forth with assistance,” said Chirwa.
According to Chirwa, Adziwa Orphanage looks after 500 vulnerable children and their guardians.