Kwibuka 27: AB Bank Rwanda Unites with Kabingo Village Families to Commemorate the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi.

KABINGO, Muhanga Sector

A delegation from AB BANK RWANDA visited Kabingo Village in Muhanga sector on Thursday, June 3, 2021, comforting 61 families who had survived the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and are presently living in a precarious situation.

During the commemoration event that gathered families’ representatives and local authorities, Muhanga sector’s executive secretary Rwakana John addressed a warm word of welcome, expressing his gratitude for the bank’s gesture. Kamanyana Pascaline, who joined the event on behalf Muhanga district’s office, echoed the executive secretary highlighting the crucial role of remembrance in the resilience process. “On June 1994, she remembers, killings were happening in this zone. We are all survivors of these dark days of our history. We all share the same commitment to strengthen the foundation of our society by preventing and fighting against genocide ideology”.

Bank representatives took time to have personal exchanges with family representatives and AB Bank Managing Director Mrs. Arah Sadava seized the opportunity to express the bank’s determination to pursue community engagement through civic and constructive actions contributing to eradicate any form of genocide ideology, in memory of millions of victims of the genocide against the Tutsi.

At the commemoration event closure, AB BANK RWANDA proceeded with food commodities’ distribution and endowed families with health insurance. “We thank you for your warm welcome. On behalf of AB BANK RWANDA, its customers and employees, we are here to express our solicitousness during these difficult and emotionally charged times we are remembering the lives of our people gone too soon. Our approach has always been human centric. This has guided us toward the choice of providing support in form of family health insurance, coupled with food commodities”, said Fidele Ntagawa Ngando, Human Resources manager at AB BANK RWANDA.

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 5 branches in Rwanda; 4 of which are located in key areas of the capital city, Kigali, while the 5th branch is in Musanze, covering the Northern part of the country. The bank also has 15 credit outlets, which are located in Gicumbi, Huye, Kabarondo, Kabarore, Kamonyi, Karongi, Muhanga, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe, Nyamata, Nyanza, Rubavu, Ruhango, Rusizi and Rwamagana.

AB Bank Rwanda recently introduced a Chatbot (ABBY) which supplements existing digital channels, becoming the first financial institution in Rwanda to use artificial intelligence to improve customers’ experience. AB Bank Rwanda is a subsidiary of the Access Holding network of banks serving 6 countries in Africa, 3 in Europe, 1 in Central Asia and 1 in South America. The Bank shareholders are AccessHolding, based in Germany, KFW, the German Development Bank, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.