Housing Finance Bank partnered with the Rotary club of Bukoto to provide relief aid items to 100 beneficiaries in Mulimira Zone in Kampala.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges across the country and many communities have been greatly impacted. Being compelled by the elevated levels of need as a result of the partial and full lockdowns, especially in the urban poor communities, the bank joined hands with Rotary Club of Bukoto who have an ongoing campaign dubbed “Hands of Love” to help those most affected in Mulimira Zone, Bukoto.
The relief aid was handed over to different vulnerable categories including the Elderly, Women, and terminally ill residents comprised food items estimated to last for a period sixty days.
Speaking about the partnership with Rotary to provide relief items, Michael Mugabi, the Housing Finance Bank Managing Director noted that Housing Finance Bank is proud to be involved in initiatives that support social welfare and benefit the different stakeholders.
“Our social investments are directed towards enhancing the sustainability and development of the communities in which we live, work, and do business. We take this as our ethical mandate towards society and nature and are committed to being known as a caring bank.”
“As a proud indigenous brand, with a rich history and heritage, Housing Finance Bank is committed to actively contributing to a better society and a cleaner environment. Initiatives like the partnership with Rotary to improve the lives of Mulimira Zone residents are evidence of this commitment,” he concluded.
Representing the Rotary Club of Bukoto, President Edith Mujwisa said, “We are proud to partner with Housing Finance Bank to provide relief including food items to under privileged beneficiaries in Mulimira Zone where the club has been involved in community projects serving different categories of people. These are mainly the elderly, disabled, single mothers, pregnant women and those living with HIV. This partnership will supplement other ongoing efforts and programs towards improvement of the livelihoods of humanity.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has left hundreds of Ugandans vulnerable with no means of survival, no food and zero access to income generating activities. Because of this, Housing Finance Bank has continually made efforts to ease the hardships being faced across the country. Previously, we contributed Personal Protection Equipment to the Ministry of Health to enable the frontline workers maintain safety while treating COVID-19 patients across the country,” remarked Housing Finance Bank Chief Risk Office Marietta N Mwesigwa during the handover ceremony.