The COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed economic activity, plunging thousands of people in precarious situation, especially those depending on daily income.
Across our country, solidarity movements have been put in place to provide a quick response to alleviate hard times most vulnerable families are going through, while waiting for the crisis to pass and better days to come.
It is in this context that AB BANK RWANDA undertook a responsible and civic action in partnership with AVEGA (The Association of The Widows of Genocide), providing food commodities to widows of the genocide against Tutsis and their descendants.
“At AB Bank Rwanda, we understand the challenges that COVID-19 imposed to the community in general. In addition to measures the bank took to address safety of its employees and customers, we understood that this is an unprecedented time which calls for a special support to the most vulnerable families to respond to their day-to-day basic needs. It is in this regard that we chose to partner with AVEGA because we know the importance of their mission in supporting the genocide survivors against the Tutsi in 1994”, said Cedric Nsengiyumva and Fidele Ntagawa, respectively Marketing Manager and Head of Human resources, who represented the Management of the Bank at the donation event.
The commodities, namely rice, beans, maize flour, sugar and oil were delivered on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at AVEGA’s headquarters located at Remera and received by Munezero Clementine, in charge of administration and planning, who expressed her great gratitude on behalf of the widows of the genocide against the Tutsi grouped in her association.
“We warmly thank AB BANK RWANDA and its partners. We pray that God remembers your good deed. Your contribution is priceless. On behalf of AVEGA and all our members, we are grateful to AB BANK RWANDA for its compassion and generosity”, highlighted Munezero Clementine.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility mission, every year, AB BANK RWANDA Management and Staff visit families of Genocide Survivors to demonstrate their commitment to improve the livelihoods of the community the bank serves.
ABOUT AB BANK RWANDA
AB Bank Rwanda is a fully-fledged microfinance bank, which offers a wide range of financial products that serve both retail and corporate clients. AB Bank also offers loan products for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
The bank has a network of 6 branches and 8 credit outlets covering all provinces of Rwanda.
AB Bank Rwanda is a subsidiary of the Access Holding network of banks serving 11 countries worldwide and its shareholders are AccessHolding based in Germany, KFW – the German Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.